Guided Reminiscence activity sessions enable older people to travel through time and history, from the comfort of their armchair
We use technology, images, music and multi-sensory objects to encourage conversation and help older people to reconnect with their interests. Intriguing handling items spark curiosity, the use of iPads let residents explore and learn new things.
The sessions allow people living in care settings to become armchair travellers; revisiting their most cherished memories, special places and happiest times.
That piece of music transported me straight back to the navy. It's been wonderful to hear these pieces of music I haven't heard in so many years. They take me back to places in my past, it makes me want to cry. Mike, resident, Sundials Care home
I checked the package of soap in my hand and it had an advert on the side for a cooking fat they made. "Yes, it would be easy to make soap and cooking fat, it's the same basic ingredients, you see." Margaret then led the group for a minute on the finer points in soap manufacture from 80 years ago. Alive Facilitator
Listening to the residents after the session saying how much fun they had. That makes my day. Jenny Howard, Activities Coordinator, Gorselands Nursing Home