The award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme was created by National Museums Liverpool, and is a museum-led dementia awareness programme which offers training, access to resources, and museum-based activities to enable carers to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia.
Museums are experts at recording and caring for people’s memories. Using their experience in reminiscence work, as well as access to museum objects, House of Memories’ unique and innovative training and resources support carers to creatively share memories with the people living with dementia that they are caring for.
National Museums Liverpool is committed to social inclusion, and believes that museums have the power to change lives. House of Memories is an innovative programme of training, activities and resources that helps National Museums work towards being more inclusive.
The LCIA Test Bed has teamed up with House of Memories to offer our cohort 4 dementia patients and their carers the use of the 'My House of Memories app'. This app allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together. It can be used by anyone, but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers.
The app has pictures of objects from across the decades, which are brought to life with sound, music and descriptions, and provide an easy-to-use way to help people living with dementia explore things that resonate with them.
You can browse the objects, which include everyday things such as cinema tickets, a Singer sewing machine and a 10 shilling note. You can save your favourite objects to a digital memory tree, digital memory box or timeline.
With themes including school, work, leisure and maritime, there’s a world of objects to explore.
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