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Memory Support Program

Our research tells us that maintaining a close family environment, establishing active community connections, and delivering diverse and stimulating activities programs are all important factors in the health and well-being of older people. That’s why we develop award-winning programs: to change lives by reducing risk of disability and minimising chronic disease effects; to ensure the experiences of our seniors is joyful and their self-expression uninhibited by age.

At Emmy Monash, the Culture, Community and Wellbeing Team touches the lives of residents with dementia as well as the wider community affected by this condition.

Emmy prides itself on maximising quality of life by delivering ground breaking programs that visibly and emotionally change the lives of those with dementia and their families.

Art Down Memory Lane

Art Down Memory Lane is Emmy’s painting interpretation program. In collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), it offers residents with moderate dementia a structured program through multiple workshops and visits to the gallery. The program has been developed to produce a residual effect, offering participants with dementia the best possible outcomes.

Engagement via art is fitting for people with memory loss because it taps into their imagination. Art triggers both intellectual and emotional stimulation and people with dementia are able to respond to both of these stimuli.