Sounds Nostalgic: Radio Theme Tunes from the 40’s & 50’s CD
This CD has been especially compiled from the BBC Sound Archives and contains excerpts of famous radio programme theme tunes from the 1940s and 1950s.
Designed to be used as a trigger for reminiscence work with older people, this CD provides a valuable stimulus for conversation. It can also be used for group or individual quiz sessions.
This set provides memorable listening material covering the 1940s and 1950s. Ideal for work on a one-to-one basis, as a starting point for discussion groups and for those with visual disability.
Some of the 30 tunes include:
• Mrs Dale’s Diary
• In Town Tonight
• Music While You Work
• Billy Cotton Band Show, Housewives’ Choice
• Hancock’s Half Hour
• Educating Archie
• The Glums.
Each set contains a CD and notes for guidance in a storage wallet.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Sounds Nostalgic: Radio Theme Tunes from the 40’s & 50’s CDwill 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.