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.

Objectives:

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.

 

Outcomes:

  • 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