Activities & Reminiscence
Duration: 2 hours
For a person living with a dementia reminiscence can be a way to not only communicate with others but also affirm who they are and what they hey achieved in their earlier days. It can be a way to talk about the things that they can still bring out of “the bottom draw of the filing cabinet”.
It can also be a great learning curve for carer’s to build up life story work to be able to use later.
To understand that individuals are shaped by their past experiences and memories.
To be aware that a person with dementia often have a keen ability to recall memories from up to 60/70 years ago yet in the same moment forget what happened 30 mins ago.
- Increased awareness on how to initiate reminiscence
- How to use and collect different props
- Listen attentively and show an interest in the past memories that are shared
- Retain what you have heard and make reflective comments
- Stimulate the senses and respond positively to both verbal and non-verbal attempts to communicate
- Improved well-being
- Mood enhancing