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Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... with each other during and on completion. They enable the person with dementia to communicate and interact with family members on their terms, reminiscing about any memories the jigsaw image conjures up. In turn, families can encourage this conversation by asking questions. A new way ...

Father's Day gift guide

... Father's Day gift guide gifts, father's day, gardening, memory, reminiscence According to the Internet (so it must be true) 65% of dads would rather have no Father's Day gift than be given a tie. So if you observe Father's Day, ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... be suitable for people of all abilities and take place on wheelchair-friendly paths. Most last about an hour and involve walking, chatting, reminiscing and appreciating nature. People often stay for refreshments afterwards, so why not take a picnic lunch with you to make the most ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... visual prompts. It's not a hopeless situation though. There are many activities involving touch, sound, food, exercise, routine, reminiscing and conversation that I've found work for my dad and may also help others dealing with the same difficulties. Touch is reassuring and ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... about your parents' achievements, their struggles, funny things that happened to them. Dig out some old photos. Take time to reminisce either on your own or with a partner or family friend. It could also help to talk to your own children (if ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... to break down unwanted fats that may be causing your parent to be sluggish both mentally and physically. Alternative therapy. Activities such as reminiscence therapy and increased social interaction can help to stimulate your parent's mind and hold their dementia at bay for a time. Complementary therapies ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... a series Life in Picture Books. British Seaside comprises a collection of beautiful images and memory prompts, which are specially designed to aid reminiscence in younger people with dementia. The book contains poems, references to songs, locations, television programmes, food and much more ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... was the most trying time of my life. Nevertheless they were also the most rewarding. The intensity of the experience was mixed with reminiscence, advice, knitting lessons and gratitude. Love and respect go a long way when you're caring for your elders. Add patience ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... with dementia will come to harm. An occupational therapist can help in a number of ways. They can show you how to share reminiscences and life stories to bring back happy memories and start new conversations. They'll advise on home adaptations and alarms to minimise risk while ...