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Social landlords in dementia training

Museums' House of Memories scheme turns to tenants

Published on October 7th 2013.

Social landlords in dementia training

IN a bid to help them better understand tenants suffering from dementia, four leading housing associations have signed up to a training project run by Liverpool museums. 

It's estimated that one-third of those who make it past 65 will end up with the condition by the end of their lives, so Liverpool Mutual Homes, Knowsley Housing Trust, the Regenda Group and Riverside have joined the House of Memories programme. 

They say the hope the scheme, operated by National Museums Liverpool, will empower their workforce, tenants, neighbourhoods and local communities to gain awareness of dementia and develop a deeper understanding of tenants living with the condition. 

The programme has been working with the health and social care sector for more than a year. Housing staff will attend training sessions geared specifically to situations and scenarios that can occur in their daily work concerning people living with dementia. 

Carol Rogers, NML's head of education and communities said: “Working with housing associations and providers is so important, because older people make up a substantial proportion of the tenant population living in social housing.  We all have to work harder at every level to make sure they feel secure in their living situations.” 

More than 86,000 people in the North West region are currently diagnosed with dementia. 800,000 people in the UK are now living with dementia and an estimated 21 million people know someone with dementia – that’s 42pc of the population. 

For further information about the House of Memories and training opportunities, please email learning@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk or call 0151 478 4240.

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Ah NostalgiaOctober 7th 2013.

Some old dear was sat in Church St crying, a concerned passer by approached her. She inquired what the problem was, but unfortunately got no sense from her. The passer by continued with her efforts to try and glean what the problem was, asking "Are you married?" "Yes" said the old dear, "I've a toy boy, wonderful man, does all the cooking and cleaning, and we make passionate love twice a day". "That's marvellous" said the passer by "Why are you crying". "I've forgotten where I live", said the old dear.

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AnonymousOctober 8th 2013.


Lazy RussOctober 7th 2013.

Is that Blacklers rocking horse? Is that young lady wearing a monocle? If she wore two would she make a spectacle of herself?

Mr. MemoryOctober 7th 2013.

This country has been in steep decline since women stopped wearing monocles.

Lazy RussOctober 8th 2013.

I remember you, you're either Frank Ifield or Lesley Welch.

Ah NostalgiaOctober 8th 2013.

"in a bid to help them better understand tenants suffering from dementia"........Ah that's better.

Bygone DazeOctober 8th 2013.

See what happens when you smoke. You become flat chested and your eyesight carries away. Disgusting anti-social habit, I'd make them all stand on the beach at high tide.......Got to go I've run out of snuff.

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