The Memory Resource Room was opened on 31st May 2013. It is located on Floor 2 (HSE floor) of Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. Please view the Crystal Project location page for more information.
Here, people concerned about their memory, those diagnosed with dementia or families affected by dementia can meet a HSE Occupational Therapist to discuss the issues they are experiencing. Free and confidential advice and information on services is available and there are numerous practical resources available to explore.For further information, click on the Memory Resource Room leaflet (below).
Such resources include:
- Assistive technology – eg. medication reminders, sensor mats, simplified remote controls, mobile phones, object locators, large button radio
- Non technological aids – eg. signs for rooms in the home, labels on toiletries, noticeboards, labelled photos in frames, step by step instructions for use of appliances
- Reminiscence items – eg. rummage memory box, life story book, vintage postcard
- Ideas for occupation/stimulation – eg. large piece jigsaws, songbooks, ‘Grandma’s recipes’, tea towels for folding, craft ideas, board games, items for sorting
- Sensory items – eg. sensory cushions, hand cream, sensory aprons, ‘Twiddle muffs’ (comfort muffs)
You can also get information and flyers on a large range of issues including:
- First steps after diagnosis
- Practical tips for living with memory loss
- Legal issues
- Communication and dementia
- Genetics and dementia
- Practical tips for round the home
- Assistive technology
- Caring for someone with dementia
The room is decorated with homely furniture and provides a calming environment where people can discuss sensitive issues. There is no charge and you do not require a medical card to access the Memory Resource Room. However booking an appointment is essential.