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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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Five reasons to create a memory tree poster this World Alzheimer's Month

Image: Showcasing a completed memory tree © National Museums Liverpool

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

We’ve put together five reasons why creating a memory tree poster is a great activity to mark World Alzheimer’s Month.

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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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