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Skippko Project - Life Stories

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The Life Stories project worked with people with the early stages of dementia and memory loss. Participants created memory books and boxes about their lives, to take with them and add to as they journeyed through different health and social services.

The books and boxes contained creative writing, photos, artwork, pictures, or CDs of favourite music; the content was defined and created by the people taking part.

The project included three training sessions for Mental Health Trust staff working with people with dementia. The group continued to meet, with support from Trust staff, after Skippko had left.

Skippko was later invited to speak about this project at an Arts and Minds event for mental health commissioners.