‘My Colourful Memories’ is a Community Interest Company based in Lancashire, England, we provide a variety of unique University researched art health resources and workshops to community centre’s, dementia cafes, care and nursing homes.
The concept of promoting conversations in people with cognitive impairment by colouring was first researched and developed by Neil Floyd at the (UCBC) University Centre in 2013.
Today its far more than just a concept its an art health practice, our therapies are especially beneficial for people with a diagnosis of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Further research is currently being undertaken at the University of Central Lancashire. We offer a safe and structured practice, the well-being and safety of vulnerable people is our up-most priority
Our techniques have been rigorously researched and evaluated with the help and support from Age UK.
During a session resident Jim Eland and daughter Bryony Kerr coloured in the wedding day page together. Bryony said: “He virtually didn’t remember when his wedding was, but as he got into it he’s remembered what day he got married, where he got married, who his best man was, what colour suit he had and what colour flowers he had. He even told me where he honeymooned, which I didn’t know before this session.