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Memories of London for people living dementia


Pictured l-r Sam Vaux, House of Memories Marketing Officer, Brian Hallett, House of Memories Creative Development Specialist, Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager, and Marina Spiteri, Memories of London Programme Coordinator at the Museum of London.

Pictured l-r Sam Vaux, House of Memories Marketing Officer, Brian Hallett, House of Memories Creative Development Specialist, Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager, and Marina Spiteri, Memories of London Programme Coordinator at the Museum of London.

If we were to say ‘Memories of London’, what would you think of? The answer would probably depend on whether you were a Londoner, or a visitor to the city. Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager tells us more...

“Recently, we worked in partnership with the Museum of London to explore the type of memories an older person from London might recall, from the splendour of dining at Lyons’ Corner House in Piccadilly to more modest activities, such as ice skating on the pond at Hampstead Health. 

"Professional carers and families from across the City of London received House of Memories dementia awareness training on 5 November 2019 at the Museum of London and were the first to explore this brand new app content.

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Unilever brands to support people living with dementia


 

App screen showing objects from Unilever Brands content including Signal toothpaste, Jif lemon and others

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

In October, we launched a new partnership between National Museums Liverpool and Unilever. Together, we have developed new Unilever Archive content for the My House of Memories app, bringing these memorable brands to life for people living with dementia.

The app is a digital resource co-created by people living with dementia and their carers, to enable the sharing of memories using interesting everyday objects from the past. The number of items in the app is growing all the time as we work with new partners locally, nationally and internationally. 

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Tags:  house of memories , My House of Memories app , Unilever , National Museums Liverpool , brands , dementia , Unilever Archives


FPC helps people living with dementia to share memories


From left to right - Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer, two care home residents, Ian Taylor, Sefton New Directions (behind), Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, and Martina Barr, Service Manager from James Dixon Court. Image courtesy Sefton New Directions.

From left to right - Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer, two care home residents, Ian Taylor, Sefton New Directions (behind), Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, and Martina Barr, Service Manager from James Dixon Court. Image courtesy Sefton New Directions.

Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) has been providing financial planning and investment management services to successful business owners, senior executives and personal investors for the last 30 years, helping their clients to secure their future and protect what’s important to them. The firm works collaboratively with a network of professional advisers in all sectors, including solicitors and accountants, with a specific focus on estate planning, tax management and business and succession planning.

As well as supporting clients’ own personal fundraising efforts, FPC is committed to making a difference, both in its local community and further afield. 

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Tags:  Financial Planning Corporation , FPC , House of Memories , dementia , corporate support , corporate


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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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


Barnett Waddingham staff volunteers carry out House of Memories activity in the community


Eight Barnett Waddingham staff volunteers standing in front of the House of Memories logo at the Museum of Liverpool

 

Image: Staff volunteers from Barnett Waddingham's Liverpool office at the Museum of Liverpool

As part of their ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, Barnett Waddingham staff have recently given their time to support people living with dementia using House of Memories resources.

The team of eight staff volunteers from the Liverpool office hosted a tea party at the Museum of Liverpool, inviting a group from Everton in the Community to participate in House of Memories activities.

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Tags:  House of Memories , memory box , memory tree , My House of Memories app , Community


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.

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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 brings a 'Sense of Summer' to local care home residents


From left to right - Care home resident, Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, Martina Barr from James Dixon Court and Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer stand in the garden of James Dixon Court with a basket of reminiscence gardening-themed items

From left to right - A resident at James Dixon Court, Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, Martina Barr, Service Manager from James Dixon Court and Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer. Image courtesy Sefton New Directions.

For the summer of 2018, House of Memories has developed a new range of seasonal ‘Sense of Summer’ memory baskets to enable carers and people living with dementia to enjoy sharing summer time memories together, and to stimulate communication about the past.

The items in the ‘Sense of Summer’ memory baskets have been inspired by the great outdoors in the summertime, bringing together items related to gardening, home-grown produce and summer picnics.

Inside the baskets, there are objects for reminiscence, garden-themed activities, and information about planning gardening and outdoors projects to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia.

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Tags:  sense of summer , house of memories , summertime , memory basket , dementia , gardening , therapeutic , outdoors , dementia-friendly pledge , liverpool city region , halton , knowsley , sefton , st helens , wirral