My House of Memories

Categories: Memory and communication, Social care

Free

The My House of Memories app lets you explore objects from the past and share memories together. 

It's been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers. 

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Who is it suitable for?

The app can be used by anyone, but has been designed for people living with dementia and their carers.

How does it work?

My House of Memories lets you browse through objects from across the decades and reminisce about a range of everyday objects, from school life to sport.

You can save your favourite objects to your own memory tree, memory box or memory timeline to look at again later.

Other features include:

  • inspirational objects from a range of museums, from the 1920s to the 1980s, to stimulate memory and conversation
  • themed sets of objects, from work and family life to music and entertainment
  • music, sound effects and videos to help bring objects to life
  • activities to do together, such as collecting your favourite objects and displaying them in a memory tree, memory box or timeline
  • a "music box" function that plays back your memory display to a selection of music by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • a "read aloud" option for people who prefer to listen rather than read
  • helpful hints to prompt people and remind them what the objects are
  • information for carers, including a dementia awareness guide, tips and ideas for memory activities and resources, an interactive quiz, and informative films

Report an issue

You can contact the developer directly to report any issue or if you have any questions about this product.

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How do I access it?

The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. 

Page last reviewed: 06/06/2019
Next review due: 06/06/2022

Disclaimer

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