Article published in International Journal of Care and Caring
Added on Sunday, October 11th, 2020
We are delighted to have our research on the value of museums in dementia care published by the International Journal of Care and Caring. Part of the Policy Press publishing group, the multidisciplinary journal is designed to advance scholarship and debate in the important and expanding field of care and caring. It explores the economic, organisational, political, social, legal, familial, transnational and ethical settings in which different forms of care occur.
Our article focuses on research undertaken on the impact of the House of Memories dementia awareness programme for family carers, led by National Museums Liverpool in the UK. The article presents a framework for understanding the relationship between the museum-based experience of House of Memories and its outcomes relating to the principles and practice of person-centred care, self-care and respite within the informal care community. This potentially adds value to our understanding, in care scholarship, of both the strategic value of cultural interventions in health and social care, and museums’ contingent value as safe and trusted community assets, particularly for carers.