House of Memories

Blog

Showing blog posts by Sam Vaux

Join us for Dementia Action Week


A memory walk of The People's Republic gallery at the Museum of Liverpool © Gareth Jones

A memory walk of The People's Republic gallery, Museum of Liverpool © Gareth Jones

Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action, and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking.

More than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 700,000 are acting as primary carers. We stand together with Alzheimer’s Society in their determination to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.

Museums can be fantastic resources to help unlock memories, improve communication and understanding, and enrich the lives of those living with dementia. Our award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme has provided training and resources to more than 12,000 health and social care professionals and families across the UK and internationally.

To mark Dementia Action Week, we have lots of free, memory-based events and activities that families, their loved ones and older visitors can get involved with at the Museum of Liverpool.

Read more

Tags:  get involved , dementia action week , community , memories , museum of liverpool , world museum , house of memories , My House of Memories app


National Museums Liverpool takes House of Memories to Singapore


Memorandum of Understanding signing between National Museums Liverpool, The British Council and the National Heritage Board (NHB) at Eden Hall.Pictured l-r – From the National Heritage Board (Singapore) – Ms  Amanda Chan, Senior Manager, (Silver Hubs, Heritage Institutions), Ms Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy and Community); as well as Ms Carol Rogers, Director of Engagement, National Museums Liverpool, Ms Mei-kwei Barker, Director of the British Council Singapore, HE Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, and Dr Sarah Meisch, Director of Arts and Creative Industries at the British Council Singapore. Image © British Council.

29 April 2019 marked a wonderful, historic moment for House of Memories, in helping us to support more people living with dementia, their families and caregivers internationally. On this day, National Museums Liverpool signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The British Council and National Heritage Board (NHB) to develop our House of Memories museum-led dementia awareness training programme, in Singapore.

Read more

Tags:  British High Commission Singapore , British Council , British Council Singapore , National Heritage Board , National Museums Liverpool , house of memories , My House of Memories app , dementia , Singapore


'Highland Memories' supports people living with dementia in Highland


A selection of objects from Highland museums

A selection of objects from 'Highland Memories' featured within the My House of Memories app. 

Over the past year House of Memories has been working with the Highland Museums Forum – a network of independent museums and visitor attractions that span the Highland’s 31,000 square kilometres of moors, mountains, towns and villages.

Dawn Carroll, Relationship Programme Manager for House of Memories tells us more: "You may remember that we took the House of Memories dementia awareness training day to Inverness in February 2018 to kick start our ‘Highland Memories’ project. Since then our colleagues at High Life Highland have been gathering objects and material from across the forum members to add to the My House of Memories app.

Read more

Tags:  House of Memories , National Museums Liverpool , High Life Highland , Highland Museums Forum , Museums Galleries Scotland , My House of Memories app , dementia


Minnesota memories


Images from objects on the US package of the My House of Memories app

Image: Images of some of the objects from a US package on the My House of Memories app © MNHS

You may have heard about the My House of Memories app, which we co-created with and for people living with dementia as a conversational tool. The app is bit like a mini-museum in your pocket which is filled with everyday objects from the past, brought to life with sound effects and evocative music. 

Read more

Tags:  house of memories , dementia , Minnesota Historical Society , app , My House of Memories app


National Museums Liverpool to launch House of Memories in the US to help Americans to live well with dementia


Exploring the My House of Memories app Image courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Image: Exploring the My House of Memories app, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society  

National Museums Liverpool is delighted to partner with the Minnesota Historical Society, to launch the US version of our award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme on 24 September 2018, to help Americans to live well with dementia.

Read more

Tags:  house of memories , My House of Memories app , Minnesota Historical Society , dementia , World Alzheimer's Month , US , Minnesota , dementia awareness , National Museums Liverpool


House of Memories in the Scottish Highlands


Image: Display from High Life Highland © National Museums Liverpool 

In early June, House of Memories packed its bags and travelled north to Inverness to deliver its first ever dementia awareness training session in Scotland.

National Museums Liverpool worked closely with High Life Highland and members of the Highland Museums Forum to take the innovative programme to Scotland to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week (4-10 June 2018). The project is funded by High Life Highland, Museums Galleries Scotland and Brabners LLP. 

Read more

Tags:  house of memories , community , High Life Highland , Scotland , My House of Memories app , Museums Galleries Scotland , Alzheimer Scotland , Connecting Carers , Centre for Health Science


Join us for Dementia Action Week at National Museums Liverpool


A couple share memories together at House of Memories’ fifth birthday © Gareth Jones

21 – 27 May is Dementia Action Week. Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to come together and take actions big or small to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face the condition alone and are excluded from society. More than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 670,000 are acting as primary carers.

We stand together with Alzheimer’s Society in their determination to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.

Our award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme has provided training and resources to more than 12,000 health and social care professionals and families across the UK.

Read more

Tags:  get involved , dementia action week , community , memories , museum of liverpool , world museum


Share personal memories with new 'My Memories' app feature


Person living with dementia using the My House of Memories app with a carer

My House of Memories app has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers.

Has your life been touched by dementia? The House of Memories team has just released a brand new ‘My Memories’ feature as part of the My House of Memories app, which enables users to upload their own photographs and add memories.

‘My Memories’ is really easy to use. Simply upload a selection of your favourite photographs, and a photo display can be played back with a choice of accompanying music, courtesy of Liverpool Philharmonic.

Read more

Tags:  app , dementia , house of memories , memories , museum of liverpool


Galkoff's and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place update


Tiled shop front with decorative hoarding

Galkoff’s butcher’s shop today – behind protective hoarding. Image courtesy of LSTM

The Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project team, along with 24 volunteers have been delving into the history of this well-known Liverpool Street. The focus has been on two key heritage sites: Galkoff’s Jewish butcher shop and Watkinson Terrace, Liverpool’s last surviving example of court housing.

Read more

Tags:  galkoff , house of memories , research , social history , volunteers