The House of Memories is a museum dementia awareness training programme developed and delivered by National Museums Liverpool, with actors providing drama interpretation.
The training centres on the fantastic objects, archives and stories at the Museum of Liverpool. It aims to provide social care staff (in care home and home care settings) with new skills and resources to share with people living with dementia, that will positively contribute to their wellbeing and quality of life, and offer potential alternatives to medication.
The training programme is designed to be easy to use and informative, acknowledging the central role the carer can play. They can help unlock the memory that is waiting to be shared, and provide a stimulating and rewarding experience for the person living with dementia.
The programme provides participants (care workers, dementia champions, home care workers, agency support workers) with a variety of accessible practical experiences to:
introduce basic knowledge about the various forms of dementia
represent the challenge families face for people with early stage and progressive dementia
introduce memory activity resources linked to the museum experience, which can also be used within care settings.
Training workshops are free but must be pre-booked. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0151 478 4240 to book your free place - please state the date that you would like to attend.
You can read more about the success of the training workshops in the evaluation report (pdf) or watch a video on the website to find out more.