Take a trip down ‘Memory Lane’ with Henshaws

Liverpool's 'Memory Lane' group is returning in February 2017, with different sensory activities designed for both dementia and sight loss.

Memory Lane is a positive place to be; it’s not focussed on worrying about your memory or problems, but on promoting your existing memory and bringing back positive experiences. The sessions are all about sharing and celebrating the memories that you do have and focus on each of the senses, including music and sounds of the past, creating tactile memory boxes, storytelling, and ‘tastes of the past’; sweets, drinks and food from childhood.

The group will also enjoy regular renditions of favourite songs from over the years performed by our Music Group; a weekly group where visually impaired people with a passion for music get together to play. There are also visits planned to local places of interest, including Liverpool Central Library and Museum of Liverpool.

The sessions are welcome to anyone with sight loss, as well as their carer, but are designed to also be dementia friendly. Around 123,000 people in the UK (RNIB) have both sight loss and dementia, and the two conditions can worsen the effects of the other, such as increasing confusion. Our sessions are designed with sight loss in mind, and focus on using all the senses to celebrate and rekindle old memories.

I was apprehensive at first, but I have really enjoyed it!

Pilot group attendee, 2016

The group was piloted last year, and having already showed positive impact for the attendees, the group is returning in February 2017.

Memory Lane meets every Monday from 11am-1pm, at the Liverpool Centre on 10 Duke Street.

For more information or to join the group, the Liverpool Resource Centre can be contacted on 0151 708 7055 or email liverpool@henshaws.org.uk

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