Weston Museum uses historic items to help dementia patients

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 September 2016

Weston Museum.

Weston Museum.

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Weston Museum is planning to run activities to support people living with dementia.

The museum, in Burlington Street, will work with the Alzheimer’s Society and use its nostalgic items and handling boxes to help people.

Jill Cowles, who runs the museum’s reminiscence team, said: “We have so many resources that can be enjoyed by residents in care homes and people living in the community and it is really helpful that we can draw on and learn from the expertise of the dementia support workers to make our visits enjoyable and interactive.

“Our aim is to develop this partnership and make sure that the museum is dementia-friendly when we reopen in 2017.”


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