Evaluation of the House of Memories Family Carers Awareness Day


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Ganga RN, Whelan G, Wilson K

Year of Publication:
2017

Publisher(s):
Institute of Cultural Capital

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

House of Memories is a dementia awareness programme led by National Museums Liverpool designed to support carers to support family, non-professional and professional carers’ physical and mental well-being while they care for an individual.

House of Memories led a dementia awareness training in a variety of museums that allowed carers and those who were being cared for to connect with objects in a collection using it as a stimulus for more meaningful engagement and use as a reminiscent therapy. Objects are able to appeal to both common and personal memories and both carer and individual being cared for.

Support for caregivers, especially informal and family caregivers allows them to be able to better care for themselves as well as the individual they are caring for allowing them to have a more meaningful life with dementia.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Museums

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Ganga, R., Whelan, G., Wilson, K. (2017). Evaluation of the House of Memories Family Carers Awareness Day. UK:Institute of Cultural Capital.