We originally purchased four Calm Films DVD’s; Spring Bluebells, Meadow, Dunes and Rhossili. We have been using them with some of our residents who have dementia and are not able to participate in general group activities. We found that when they are sitting near to the TV and the DVD’s are played... their moods lift. I have seen both residents smile; the resident who barely speaks will interact, reminiscence and eat when a DVD is on. The second resident will say “I was just standing on that cliff this morning and walking on the beach”, she believes she is still living by the sea.
- Head Nurse, Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea
30% fewer drugs administered... patients sleeping better.
- Internal Evaluation (following project completion) Ysbryd y Coed, Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea