A team of dedicated volunteers are looking for more to join them as they help dementia sufferers to make memories.Advertisement
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery runs Harris Reminiscence Sessions and is looking for more people to help them.
Dementia cafes see the museum take pieces from its archives round to care homes.
From Brylcreem to tiddly winks, gas masks to archive Preston photos these acts as prompts to get people chatting about the past.
Full training is given for those joining the Reminiscence Sessions.
One of the volunteers said: “You meet some fantastic people working on this project.
“People’s faces really light up when you show them something like an old ration book. And you hear some fantastic stories. It can be a very moving a rewarding experience.
“After a session it really seems like the participants feel better – and so do I. The team are great and we all support each other.”
Sessions last around an hour and the Harris is also looking for care homes which want to take part.
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Anyone wanting to get involved can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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