This second set of Famous Faces cards provides another excellent opportunity for therapeutic reminiscence work and facilitating discussion. The cards include more recent people who have contributed in some way to everyday life through their actions and focuses on the following categories:
- Politicians/Royalty/World Leaders
- Music/the Arts/Books
- Business people/Inventors/Influencers
Each card portrays a person who has had a significant and memorable influence in their particular field from the 60s right up to the present day. The reverse of each card includes a detailed biography which the session facilitator can use as a start point for discussion and activities – for example group members may have their own material to bring along to add to discussions.
The cards provide an opportunity to encourage communication skills and memory recall and involvement in group or one-to-one discussion and can be used for reminiscence work; for head injury patients and for stroke patients.
Contents: 36 A5 cards; accompanying instructions cards, boxed
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.