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Dementia Day Centre set to open today

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The Dementia Day Centre will be formally opened today by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Minister of Health Neil Costa.

The day centre situated at the ex-Royal Naval Hospital will cater for up to 90 patients and aims to maintain the functional abilities of individuals who suffer from dementia.

A government spokesman called this “one of the most significant investments into local mental health provision in Gibraltar’s history.”

“It will also represent a major shift in thinking from an institutional model to one which is community-based,” the spokesman added in response to Chronicle questions.

Mr Picardo has also previously announced that the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Residential facility will be open within the next 90 days.