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Reminiscence - Conversation Aids

Story Starter Cubes - Activities to Share

People enjoy talking about the past and it can offer great benefits to do so: it allows people of similar ages and backgrounds to swap experiences and help understand more about each other. Many older people find comfort in remembering about happier times and can feel a sense of accomplishment in teaching younger people about how they managed in difficult times. Capture treasured memories from an older loved one in a My Life Story Book, where memories, photos and other keepsakes can be recorded for families and for care staff to understand more about someone in their care.

We have a wide range of items from many different eras to assist with evoking memories with images and suggested question designed to encourage people to talk and share what the picture means to them. Our Fragrant Memories Kit uses scented jars to evoke past memories and included linked discussion topics to aid conversation.

Scentscapes are designed to appeal to all the senses, smell can conjure up a wealth of memories and are ideal for care homes to use with anyone living with a dementia. Reminiscence Therapy is a recognised way to help those with mid-late term dementia to unlock dormant memories and help those caring for them to understand them in a more personalised way.

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Story Cubes - Rescue

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Story Cubes are the perfect way to get a story started Just roll the three dice and see which images are uppermost then use these to begin your tall tale! Great for telling stories 'in the round' where each person in a group takes up the unfinished tale and continues. Good tactile fun and Ideal for encouraging conversation for older residents in care homes. 18 different symbols including: bomb, drowning, life jacket, 'help' and many more to make an exciting tale.

£6.99

Memo Classic

MCLAS

This high quality Memo Classic set has pairs of everyday images to use in a variety of ways. Play Pairs, Snap or link the images in themes eg: animals, food, transport. Makes a useful resource for activity coordinators in care homes. Vibrant images capture the imagination and spark conversation in older residents.

£49.99

Toss and Talk Ball - Getting to Know You

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Our most popular Toss and Talk Ball - includes a wonderful range of topics. Ideal for group activities for wheelchair users. See video below:

£14.99

Toss and Talk Family History Ball

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"Describe a typical family meal?", "Where were you born?" A great way to exercise and socialise! Just toss the ball to someone and ask the question nearest your thumb.

£14.99

Toss and Talk Ball - Name a Song

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A top favourite with a music theme. Great for recalling all those favourite tunes. Oversized ball that is easy to catch and throw. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing and encourage chatting and laughing. See video below:

£14.99

Toss and Talk Ball - Reminiscing

TTRM

A great NEW addition to our popular range. Just toss the ball to one another and ask the nearest question to your thumb placement. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing, are easy to catch and encourage chatting and laughing.

£14.99

Toss and Talk Ball - All About Men

TTMAN

One just for the gentlemen - our newest Toss and Talk Ball - All About Men is the perfect way to spend a morning. Can be played seated or standing -just toss the ball and talk about the item your thumb is closest to. Lots of fun subjects i.e: 'Military Rankings in the Army' or 'Types of Breeds of Dog' - something for everyone. Incorporates gentle upper body exercise and keep the brain cells ticking over too! Great for care home residents to play.

£14.99

My Day

MDAY

A card placement game designed for those with dementia

£49.99

Memories of Working Life 1950's & 1960's

PTSWL

From the Pictures to Share range this new title will bring back memories of a typical days work

£24.99

Memories of Leisure Time - 1950's & 1960's

PTSLT

Pictures to Share Books are ideal to aid in reminiscent sessions either on a 1-2-1 or group basis

£24.99

Memories of Childhood - 1950's & 1960's

PTSCH

'Memories of Childhood' from the 1950s and 1960s' will prompt reminiscence and nostalgic conversations. This book can be enjoyed by anyone who would like to reminisce and those with earlier stage dementia.

£24.99

Memories of Music - 1950's & 1960's

PTSM

Lovely pictures to aid in conversation or just to look at while listening to some classics

£24.99

Let's Chat - Advent & Christmas DVD

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Let’s Chat videos can be used for small groups of residents, by visiting family members, or on a one-to-one basis as a shared experience that encourages conversation.

£29.99