Suffolk replica village boosts dementia patient memories

A replica village high street has been built at a care home in Suffolk for people suffering with dementia to help bring back some of their memories.

The village green with replica shops is at Baylham Care Centre between Ipswich and Needham Market.

Shops include a post office, butchers, a sweet shop and a greengrocers.

Manager Sandie Oxborrow said reminiscing about the past was important when dealing with dementia.

The care centre's aim was to establish a familiar village green setting that many patients could relate to.