Supporting those who want to remember and to be remembered
Connie is in her nineties and has no issues with her memory, but she has difficulty writing now due to arthritis in her hands. Watch this short film in which she explains to Jane her reasons for wanting to have her life story written.
Memorophilia CIC (Community Interest Company) is a social enterprise, based in Cornwall, UK. It has been set up to support those in society who could be at risk of forgetting their own story. It provides a chance to pass memories down to younger generations so they will never be lost in time.
The aim is to bring regular, unrushed companionship to people who may find it useful to talk about their memories, through weekly interview visits over a period of about 6 months. I will to listen to your stories and anecdotes and write them down. After a few weeks wait you can have them back, edited, illustrated, and bound into a beautiful book for you to keep.
Arts-based therapeutic activity days for dementia groups. In-the-moment group painting experiences set to beautiful music. Designed to stretch the imagination and provoke conversation, these large communal paintings are fun and stimulating, and include printing and collage. Participants can come and go as they wish, and artistically, anything goes! Groups are carefully and sensitively managed by an experienced facilitator. Thoroughly enjoyable for anybody living with a dementia and anyone who cares for them. If you are interested in joining a group in Cornwall, email Jane at Memorophilia using this link;
Click on the images above to view examples of from past art days
'Jane the Art Lady' drawn from life by a participant with dementia during a Memorophilia art day