People living with dementia are typically more able to recall things from many years ago than recent memories.
Reminiscence therapy, a discussion of past activities and experiences draws on this strength, giving them a sense of competence by allowing them to provide enjoyment and value for others, rather than just having things done ‘for’ them or ‘to’ them.
There are a variety of activities for using in reminiscence which use tangibly sensory aid to spark memories of the past and encourage positive conversation. It’s also an invaluable tool for carers to get to know their patients and provide person-centred care.
We have carefully selected reminiscence and activity products that have been developed with dementia specialists and have proven to improve mood and well-being.