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During Dementia Action Week 2022 we are displaying artworks made by St Albans Rainbow Trail members on the railings of St Albans Museum + Gallery. Below are digital copies of the artworks and quotes from those involved in making them. 

If you want to make your own Forget Me Not artwork you can download a stencil here

Forget Me Not template

Forget – me – not – not by The Orchard Nursing Home

(Acrylic painting on paper)

This is a collective finger painting from all the residents at The Orchard Nursing Home based in St Albans organised by the Well Being team. Most of the residents who contributed towards creating the artwork are all living with Dementia. The residents enjoyed creating the art piece which involved repetitive finger marking. They found it easy to create as many have a decline in their cognition. 

Forget Me Not by Natalia Millman

(Digital print of artworks created by mixed media, building materials, fabric, wax, artificial flowers.)

‘My latest body of work grew from personal experience of loss when my father passed away from Dementia 4 years ago. I have been researching this illness and incorporating my knowledge into my work. I am a proud ambassador of Art4Dementia. ‘Forget me not’ was created in 2020 and highlights the tangle of memories that we have of people we love, all the confusion we go through when Dementia enters our life. The memories of the loved ones forever blooming within us.’

Forget -me - not - remember everyone by Hannah Sessions

(A mixture of ink, gouache and digital)

I was inspired by my gran who I loved and remember. Her garden had many forget me knots growing everywhere. Everyone should be remembered, on the left are two white flowers to emphasize.’

Forget - Me - Not by Jamie Merry


‘I'm pleased to be part of the Dementia Action week creative project and hope my photography will help raise awareness.’

Where do they go by The Toms Family

‘Several members of our family suffer from Dementia. The loss of memory is the hardest, especially when they no longer remember who loves them.’

I am still here by Jennifer Satchell

(Mixed media painting with acrylics mainly used on canvas)

‘I really enjoy creating art as a way of expressing my feelings and mood at the time. The aim for me is not perfection but enjoyment. I have been diagnosed with cognitive impairment, so the project is of special interest to me.’

Live a Colorful Life by Cary Ho

‘My artwork is to convey a positive message that people who are diagnosed with Dementia can also live a very colorful life, as long as people around them support them and stay positive.’

Getting A Diagnosis by Sharon Roberts

For Jean and all those experiencing the same or similar and for all the families and carers


(Acrylic painting on paper)

‘Dementia awareness has inspired me to paint my artwork as I have a friend who has dementia and I've known quite a number of people with it who have sadly passed. My artwork expresses through the flowers (forget-me knots) how my friend in her early days of Dementia tried to describe how things were fading in her brain/mind. So the beautiful blue and pinks of Forget-me-knots allowed me to slowly fade from the blue with some flower heads turning grey and slowly built up to more grey until all were grey. This depicts how little by little the brain/mind has faded completely due to brain cells completely dying, but in fact the body (the flowers, the person) is still to be seen.’

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