Now Available: Dementia Toolkit for Small Museums

Fascinating. There is now a dementia toolkit for small museums. “Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery has launched a dementia toolkit for small to medium sized museums based on a research project it undertook with the Alzheimer’s Society in West Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. The two-year project, which was a finalist in the 2015 Dementia Friendly Awards, looked at the effects of object handling on the wellbeing of people with early to mid-stage dementia. The research found that there were marked and measurable increases in wellbeing after people took part in the object handling.”

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