Last year, we asked students to share their good deeds as part of Addleshaw Goddard's #BringYourColour campaign.
I love this post from Jen Hamilton talking about how she was inspired to recolour old photos for those impacted by dementia.
Whilst working in a care home, some residents and I met in August for World Photography Day and discussed the history of photography. This sparked my coordination of ‘The Colour Project’; I had noticed many times that the residents of the home did not have any coloured photographs of themselves as children or of their lost loved ones, and so I put out an open offer to colourise any old photographs that the residents wished. Not only was it a fun, enjoyable process, but it actually presented a significant psychological benefit. Many residents who suffered dementia were able to remember details surrounding the photograph that they didn’t before; seeing familiar young faces in colour represented a bigger, more emotive sentiment. I also printed and framed extra copies as a good will gesture for family members of the residents so they could reminisce together, it was a really beautiful thing to see each individuals’ eyes light up with recognition despite the impact of their dementia.