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Flintham locals receive large fund from Co-op Local Community Fund for dementia memory game



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A new board game has been created to help those with dementia.

Volunteers from Flintham Museum received £5,600 from the Co-op Local Community Fund to help expand the use of their Daisy Game.

The game involves a board full of recognisable images from the Sixties, including Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and Muhammad Ali.

FLINTHAM MUSEUM volunteers with their new Daisy Game for dementia patients, form left to right: Elaine Lennon, Sue Clayton and Helen Pollard. (23157616)
FLINTHAM MUSEUM volunteers with their new Daisy Game for dementia patients, form left to right: Elaine Lennon, Sue Clayton and Helen Pollard. (23157616)

Players are issued with a number of flower shaped cards with names printed on them, which they must match with the correct pictures.

The game has been made out of recycled plastic.

The museum’s volunteer curator, Sue Clayton, said: “We were thinking about what we are going to want to do when we are that age.

“People with dementia struggle with their short-term memory, but many can easily recall memories from their childhood so we came up with the Sixties.”

The game was designed by volunteer Ian Johnson, while fellow volunteer Helen Pollard helped with its development.

“It’s very much a Flintham village initiative as everyone has got involved to help,” Sue said.

The game has been tried out on dementia patients on Grantham Hospital’s dementia ward and in the community.

It has been so well received the team would like to see their Daisy Game rolled out to other care homes and dementia wards in the district.

To buy a game, email Sue at flintham.museum@googlemail.com

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