My mum is a Care Assistant. She loves her job and works for a place called Cara Care Centre in Northwood, Santry. She specialises in the care of elderly Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. People in her care range from the ages of 54 to 102. Her patients have difficulty with remembering what day it is, her name and where they are. Short term memory is poor at best. Long term memory however is fantastic. They remember everything from their school teacher’s names, childhood pets and favourite songs.
Mam has undertaken a really nice project, she’s assembling old photos of Dublin to help make the residents feel comfortable and at ease. The plan is to print and hang these photos on the walls of the centre and use them to help stimulate the residents into telling stories or regaling memories prompted by what they see.
I’m looking for help.
Can you donate some old photos? Ideally from the 1960s/1970s. Digital is fine, any dimensions at all will do.
Can you help me identify the locations of the photos I’ve gathered so far? (These photos have been removed for Copyright reasons)
If you can help me out in any way leave me a message in the comments…