Memory Joggers – Entertainers
Discusson around well-produced flashcards is a wonderful way of animating any group. Memory Joggers: Entertainers introduces one card and one entertainers for each year from 1940 to 1989 that are bound to trigger treasured memories, create interaction and help stories flow. The cards are notable for their quality of production and also for the recent memories they introduce. Some cards are in black and white, and some are in colour.
The cards introduce people like Bill Hayley, a young Frank Sinatra, the Goons, the Beatles and other favourites such as Violet Carson, Morecambe Wise, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Each card includes brief biographical notes and ideas for use.
Contains 50 laminated cards.
“Worthwhile additions to any care setting with elderly people for reminiscence and social interaction”
British Journal of Occupation Therapy
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Memory Joggers Entertainers 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.
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