Hospital dementia wing adds pub

March 20, 2019

Swansea’s Cefn Coed Hospital in Wales has a 20-bed all-male wing called the Derwen Ward that focus specifically on ways to care for elderly men. One way was to build a pub, according to an article on The Alzheimer's Site website.

Men from a particular generation who worked long hours of manual labor and then relaxed at the local pub with their buddies can enjoy a non-alcoholic beer.

In the evenings some of the men can get unsettled and agitated because they think they’ve finished their shift for the day and want to head to the pub for a pint.

The Derwen Arms pub also has plastic darts are plastic ut otherwise is much like the real thing. There are tables and chairs and small touches like beer mats. 

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