Dementia care home launches cookbook

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday this year, staff and residents at Boyn Grove Dementia Centre released a cookbook yesterday.

The launch of the book, Memories on a Plate, was held at the centre in Courthouse Road. It features recipes and memories spanning the last nine decades.

Julia Harris, service manager at Boyn Grove, said: “We are thrilled that our vision for this book has now been delivered and we can’t wait for people to see it, read our nostalgic stories and be inspired to cook something from days gone by.

“Some of the cost of the book will go towards helping us provide more activities, resources and days out for the centres, for which we are very grateful.”

Cllr David Coppinger, Royal Borough cabinet member for adult services and health, said: “The Boyn Grove and Windsor day centres offer a huge variety of specialist therapeutic and social activities to help slow down cognitive decline and maintain existing skills.

 “I actually suggested a recipe in the book, Bara Brith, a fruit bread. The smell of it baking reminds me of past family gatherings in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd in North Wales. I can’t guarantee that this is the exact recipe but I am sure it will please.”

Email to buy the book, which costs £10.

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