DEMENTIA patients at an Anglesey-based hospital recently created a touching tribute for Remembrance Day.

The Cemlyn Ward at Cefni Hospital in Llangefni paid tribute to fallen servicemen and women with a colourful, yet poignant display.

An eye-catching dress containing 300 poppies, made using felt by the 13 residents on the ward, was the main piece in the display.

The dress stood opposite a replica solider's uniform, which was a piece of collectors memorabilia loaned out to the Hospital for their display.

It is the third consecutive year in which the Hospital's dementia patients have created some sort of display in honour of Remembrance Day.

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PICTURE: Housekeeper Claire Bingham with activities organiser Einir Jones at Cefni Hospital, Llangefni.

Speaking on the ward's latest presentation, Cefni Hospital's Kelly Jones said: "Many people assume that dementia patients often sit around doing nothing but that definitely isn't the case.

"Our patients here are very active and have worked really hard to create this amazing display for what is the third year running now.

"They have loved creating the dress, especially as setting up a display for Remembrance Day has sparked so many fond memories of family members for many of our residents.

"Many a story has been told and it was great to see them reminiscing and enjoying themselves."

After a successful three weeks creating their display, the dementia patients are now set to take part in a series of craft sessions for Christmas.

Kelly added: "We're hoping to do something along the lines of a 'Frozen' theme, as the second film is coming out soon.

"We will also be setting up some stalls to sell goods and raise money for the Awyr Las charity."

Since 2009, Cefni Hospital, located behind Home Bargains in Llangefni, has been a centre dedicated to older patients with memory issues.