Last week we celebrated House of Memories’ 5th birthday!
We’re delighted that our dementia awareness programme has been running for over five years. During this time we’ve trained over 11,500 paid and family carers across the UK to help people to live well with dementia.
To celebrate we held a birthday party at the Museum of Liverpool – a special celebration afternoon for carers who have taken part in House of Memories, and their VIPS (the people they care for living with dementia).
September 2017 is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
Here at National Museums Liverpool our House of Memories dementia awareness programme enables carers, family and friends to provide person-centred support for people living with dementia.
To mark World Alzheimer’s Month we’ve complied five House of Memories activities to do with a loved one during September and all year round.
Through our House of Memories dementia awareness programme we aim to show people how to deliver a positive quality of life experience for people living with dementia.
There are thought to be more than 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, each person with their own individual story, background, relationships, and care requirements.
As part of our memory suitcase loan service you can borrow a suitcase filled with images and objects to help you deliver a reminiscence session with someone living with dementia. By recognising that each person has an individual story we felt it was vitally important to offer a range of suitcases to reflect different experiences and lives lived.
We’re incredibly excited that our House of Memories – Dementia Awareness for Family Carers film has been shortlisted for the Museums in Short Awards (in partnership with ICOM Italia and the European Museum Academy).
The Museums in Short Awards is an international contest for short videos and aims to share the most effective and innovative works in the field of museum communication and visitor experience.
Our video is up for the Public Special Mention Award and the Museums in Short Award.
Wouldn’t it be great if more older people could get involved in arts and culture as a means to leading happier, more fulfilled lives? In 2014, we created a network called HOP, which does just that.
HOP actually stands for Happy Older People, and it does exactly what it says on the tin! Joining forces with LightNight organisers Open Culture, we’ve produced and developed a network of organisations with the aim of finding new ways of working together to engage local older people in arts and culture.
We want to encourage other local organisations across the Liverpool City Region to apply for a new wave of funding we have available, to help older people feel less isolated through the enjoyment of arts and culture, meeting new people and learning new skills.
At National Museums Liverpool we’re delighted to be able to offer another free half-day dementia awareness workshop for family carers, taking place on 20 June at the Museum of Liverpool.
House of Memories is National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning dementia awareness training programme, providing both professionals and family carers with practical skills and resources to support people to live well with dementia.
This week (15 – 21 May) is Dementia Awareness Week – an annual event organised by Alzheimer’s Society as an opportunity for everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia.Current figures suggest that more than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 550,000 are acting as primary carers. At National Museums Liverpool we understand the importance of recording and caring for people’s memories and we are passionate about enhancing the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers.
We’re delighted to be able to share our new, accessible House of Memories online shop where you can purchase House of Memories activities and resources to use at home, or in your care setting.
We’re excited to have launched a new, dementia-friendly, House of Memories website.
House of Memories is National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning 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.
As National Museums Liverpool’s flagship social impact project, House of Memories is an important part of making us an inclusive museums service.
For some of you you’re half way through it and for others it’s about to start but in either case the words school holidays can strike panic in the heart of any parent!