A Good Day – a company that creates resources for families affected by dementia – has partnered with Worthington Lake Care Home to give residents the chance to play a brand-new dementia-friendly game, Matching Memories.
The family-run company, which is based in the North West, believes that through meaningful conversation and shared activities, we can improve our mental and physical health. A Good Day recently brought its new game, Matching Memories – designed to kickstart conversations with easy-to-read prompts and clear illustrations – to Worthington Lake Care Home, part of the Millennium Care Group – a family-run provider that has five homes across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Players can enjoy the dementia-friendly Matching Memories game in pairs or with larger groups, while its relaxed nature means players are not bogged down by rules and regulations.
A Good Day founder Emily Tyler said: "We’re so humbled to have been able to come and sit with the residents, seeing first-hand the positive impact of the game. There were lots of smiles, laughter and stories shared between the group.
"Millennium Care is a very special group of homes and all the residents and staff are like one big family. We choose to work with them to develop our products as it’s important to have those shared values.
“As a family-run business ourselves, we can see the heart as the centre of everything they do. We believe this is how great things are created when residents, families and caregivers are included and lived experience is listened to."
Alisha Bromley, activity co-ordinator & wellness lead at Worthington Lake Care Home, said: “It was great for us and our house guests to have a go at A Good Day’s Matching Memories. It’s fun, but ultimately, it’s an amazing reminiscence tool which supports staff and residents by providing quick prompts to learn more about each other.”