Age UK research shows that older people across the UK value the impact that creativity has on their own sense of wellbeing and, as the nights draw in for Autumn and Covid continues to disrupt our lives, it is even more important.

 

Digital Resources:

 

  1. House of Memories FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP https://houseofmemories.co.uk

The House of Memories hosts a plethora of help for those working with people with memory issues, from training through to ideas.  You can download an app which allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories. It can be used by anyone, but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers.

 

  1. Playlist for Life FREE WEBSITE https://www.playlistforlife.org.uk

Here you will find advice on creating a playlist of music that is tailored towards each person.  The ‘playlist for life’ is all the songs or pieces of music that make up the soundtrack of someone’s life; the tunes that give that ‘flashback-feeling’ taking people back, to another time, person or place. This is particularly valuable for people with dementia.

 

  1. Armchair Gallery FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP https://armchairgallery.co.uk

As not everyone can visit a gallery, Armchair Gallery offers an app which gives instructions for doing tried-and-tested creative activities for and with people with dementia.  You can discover, play and create with favourite artworks and artefacts.

 

 

Non-Digital Resource:

 

  1. South Bank Centre Post Project- FREE DOWNLOADS TO PRINT

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/creative-learning/arts-wellbeing/art-by-post

The Art by Post booklets are designed by artists and inspired by the South Bank’s art collection and artistic programme. The activities are designed for adults living with one or more long-term health conditions, who through Covid-19 restrictions are at further risk of isolation. It’s particularly aimed at giving people living with dementia, and their supporters, access to creative resources

 

For more creative opportunities to try visit www.festival.ageofcreativity.co.uk