Memories is a twice monthly activity held in Wigan at Shevington Methodist lounge. It is arranged for every first and third Friday in the month from 2.00 p.m. until 4 00 p.m. It is an afternoon of pure nostalgia through the media of music, singing, reminiscing, Lancashire dialect poems , monologues and amusing stories. It encourages participants to be actively engaged in sharing their memories and experiences and sometimes involves guest speakers and musicians.

23 February 2016
North West
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Wigan Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

It encourages people to share their distant memories and help to grow in confidence and participate in singing, playing musical instruments and reliving moments from the past.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We  do not refer to dementia but strive to offset the effects of dementia for clients within the group.

2. Actions

  • Encourage people living with dementia to attend "Memories">

    We advertise through the Community Association, posters and word and mouth.

  • Encourage people living with dementia actively to participate in the Memories sessions

    Encouraged sharing memories, singing songs from earlier years, sharing experiences.

  • The provision of stimulating activities for people with dementia, to assist in enhancing the quality of life of those persons.

    As previously addressed - encouraging maximum involvement in the activities listed.