A care home dedicated to treating patients with dementia has been visited by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, as it opens a new wing.
According to the Epsom Guardian, the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society in Banstead, Surrey, is the only dementia care home which specialises in treating former sailors with the degenerative disease.
The new extension, named the Princess Royal Annexe, will provide accommodation for up to 36 patients, as well as nursing and care tailored to each resident.
Princess Anne said: "It's a pleasure to return to see the new annexe. What you have achieved is extraordinary and it has been really well done. I hope I have the opportunity to come back to see you all enjoying it."
Recent research by Washington University in St Louis, US, found that balance problems and falls may be a sign that some has early Alzheimer's disease, and could need dementia care.
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