Posts by Dawn
15 May 2015 by Dawn
Executive Director Education and Visitors, Carol Rogers, reflects on a recent study tour of Japan focusing on engagement with older people.
“I was delighted to be invited by the Baring Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and British Council (Japan) to a week long study tour in Tokyo, with twelve fellow UK delegates. Our mutual connection is the pioneering work we have developed to enable creative experiences and opportunities for older people, such as House of Memories here in Liverpool. The tour aimed to link us with our counterparts (museums, galleries, universities, theatres, music providers and community settings) in Japan.
17 March 2015 by Dawn
You may have heard about our highly successful ‘House of Memories’ dementia awareness programme, which has reached more than 7000 health, housing and social care workers.
We’re really excited about our latest new initiative, the House of Memories ‘Buddy’ day, which is not for the workforce, but aimed at supporting families, volunteers and friends of those living with dementia. Read more…
16 January 2015 by Dawn
“When I developed the idea for House of Memories in 2011, I did not anticipate that we were launching an award winning dementia awareness programme that would make a real impact to the lives of people living with dementia, their carers and their families Read more…
One of our Visitor Hosts, Jill Ireland, has been telling us about a new and friendly drop-in event at World Museum and Museum of Liverpool, called Meet me at the museum, which has been developed with older visitors in mind:
“Working on ‘Meet me at the museum’ has given me a fascinating insight into memories, and how simple things get us all talking, sharing stories and enjoying the company of strangers. The idea of the project is to engage with older visitors and take a nostalgic look back. It has attracted a wide and diverse audience, from older adults to grandparents with their grandchildren, and even some family groups. Read more…
22 May 2014 by Dawn
Dementia Awareness Week has been incredibly exciting so far, with lots of brilliant work going on in the city, not least the launch of the new Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance.
In London, there was also the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Community Awards where House of Memories was Highly Commended in the national category – this is a fantastic accolade and we are really thrilled. Read more…
18 February 2014 by Dawn
This time last year, the House of Memories dementia awareness programme went on the road to Sunderland, Bury and Salford, and it was fantastic to be able to share this innovative approach with fellow museums and galleries. It’s really interesting to see how the programme translates to other cities and local collections and you can read more about this in our evaluation. Read more…
11 December 2013 by Dawn
Liverpool’s Year of Action on Dementia 2013 (YAD) has certainly been action-packed with lots of progress in terms of raising awareness of the condition, but there is still more to be done. Many organisations, including National Museums Liverpool, have committed to the Dementia Action Alliance and will continue to work together in 2014 to drive the changes that are needed. So, with the G8 summit on dementia currently taking place in London, what has National Museums Liverpool achieved through the House of Memories dementia awareness programme this year? Read more…
19 November 2013 by Dawn
Recently we received a lovely letter from Ellesmere Port & Neston Live at Home Scheme, telling us how much they had enjoyed their trip and lunch at the Museum of Liverpool.
We were thrilled that they also shared a poem with us, written by one of their lunch club members, Roy Hammett: Read more…
20 September 2013 by Dawn
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, with many organisations also marking Saturday 21 September, World Alzheimer’s Day, to shine a global spotlight on the fight against the disease. The theme this year is ‘Dementia – a journey of caring’, an idea which resonates very strongly with the House of Memories dementia awareness training at the Museum of Liverpool.