‘My Colourful Memories’ is based in Hyndburn, Lancashire and provides participatory art- health workshops and community projects for people with varied types of dementia. Part of ‘My Colourful Memories’ arts-health practice consists of the illustration of people’s photographs into colouring/painting pictures.
The practice helps to promote meaningful conversation and special memories, which support quality of life. The workshops are interactive and very creative and involve colouring, painting and music activities. Carers can meet other carers and children can make connections with the older generation. The workshops and projects are aimed to help people to overcome anxiety, loneliness and difficulties in communication.