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Sharing memories competition successfully raises awareness of the importance of reminiscence therapy

This summer, care homes across the UK were invited to take part in the #GladtoCare competition about residents’ favourite memories to raise awareness of the importance of reminiscence therapy for people living with dementia.
The competition was run by Person Centred Software with support from InteractiveMe and Sporting Memories.

Galanos Lodge in Warwickshire, part of the Royal British Legion group, has won the #GladtoCare competition with a resident’s entertaining memory of the mishaps that happened to him and his wife on the way to the church for a double wedding with his wife’s sister and her fiancé. Galanos Lodge win a tablet and three profiles on InteractiveMe’s bespoke app for reminiscence.

The runners up are Haulfryn Care in North Wales and Sheff Care in Sheffield that both win a Sporting Memories Care Package for their care homes.

An esteemed panel of judges including Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, David Brindle, the Guardian’s public services editor, Sam Dondi-Smith,
Founder of interactiveMe and Tony Jameson-Allen, Co-Founder and Director of The Sporting Memories Foundation, chose the winning and runner up entries.

Professor Martin Green says, “It is great to be a part of these awards, which celebrate the important role memories have in our lives and to our wellbeing.”

Further details about the #GladtoCare competition, including finalist details can be found at: www.personcentredsoftware.com/gladtocare 

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