Famous Faces Talking and Remembering
A flexible resource tool for memory activities, discussion and reminiscence with individuals or groups.
This collection of 50 portrait cards evokes memories, and provides stimulus for group discussion and informal conversation between older people.
• Divided into seven categories: Politicians and world leaders, Royal family, Sports, Music/arts, Actors, Infamous, Entertainers.
• Reverse of each card includes biographical notes.
• Covers the post war period right up to modern days.
• Ideal for all communication work with head injury, care of older people and stroke patients
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Famous Faces Talking and Remembering will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of dementia. People in the later stages of dementia will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity, providing the group size is kept small so that he or she does not become overstimulated and agitated as a result of too much going on around them.
The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Those in the later stages of dementia may not be able to participate fully, however they will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.