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Nostalgia therapy for dementia sufferers

Toys and games from yesteryear used to help memory loss

Older people with dementia have been helped to recall their past in a unique project using toys and games from yesteryear.

The Island's Alzheimer's Society has teamed-up with Manx National Heritage to form a monthly reminiscence group.

Museum staff present a collection of old-fashioned artifacts to evoke distant memories - and the project is proving popular.

Susan Walker from the Society says it's a gentle way to help those with dementia look back at their life: 

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