Calling all carers - you could win a free tablet and three InteractiveMe profiles for your care home by just chatting with your residents about their favourite memory. Enter one for each resident on the Person Centred Software's website www.personcentredsoftware.com/gladtocare. Runners up can win a Sporting Memories Care Settings Package too.
With dementia numbers increasing yearly, NICE have updated its quality standard on the disease to recommend that 'people with dementia should be offered activities that help promote wellbeing, which includes reminiscence therapy.'
Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE states that 'People with dementia can find it harder to take part in activities, to engage socially, to maintain their independence, to communicate effectively, to feel in control and to care for themselves. Providing enjoyable and health-enhancing activities like music or reminiscence therapy can help with this.'
This type of therapy has been proven help people with dementia feel a sense of self-worth and value in recalling and particularly in talking about shared experiences with others of a similar age and background. Reminiscence can also help alleviate challenging behaviour.
Competition closes 31st October 2019.
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Extracts taken from: The Care Home Environment, Role of Reminiscence Highlighted, Jul 10 2019.