Pilot scheme to help dementia patients

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A pilot scheme has been launched in Corby to help elderly residents with dementia.

Several care homes are exploring the potential of table tennis as a therapy for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Care homes included in the pilot scheme are Shaw Healthcare’s Sandalwood Court, Avery’s Seagrave House, HC-One’s Glenmoor House and Orchard Care Homes’ Willowbrook House.

Corby creative consultancy Ravenous For Art is taking part. Its creative director Ian Craigton-Chambers said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for the town, to be at the inception of a major piece of medical research and the instigation of a care home pilot scheme that will both resonate and be implemented nationwide.”