Dementia Walkway ‘Memory Lane’

Good morning everyone. I am proud to have been invited to advise designers and prepare materials for NHS Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Memory Lane Dementia Walkway which was opened on Friday [23rd May] during Dementia Awareness Week.

I’ll be sharing my work on the project, ideas for nostalgic spaces and more during the week ahead ~ so please check back for stories and ideas throughout the coming week. If you need to know anything about nostalgic spaces for your care home, day centre or social environment before then, please contact Gillian on 01253 899163 or email

Gillian Hesketh of Happy Days Dementia Workshop puts the finishing touches to the 'Seaside' display cabinet

Conversation prompts and materials for nostalgic spaces to help elderly and people with dementia reminisce can be found at

Interesting visual and nostalgic images, spaces and materials can prompt stories, encourage interaction, prompt activity and improve social well-being.

During Happy Days Social Interaction Workshops for carers, we engage with everyday materials, conversation and memory prompts, practice conversation skills and employ role-play strategies to ensure we can provide enriched social care.

Please email for more information