Sounds Nostalgic: Voices from the 40’s & 50’s CD
This CD has been especially compiled from BBC Radio archives and contains famous voices from the 1940s and 1950s. Politicians, radio broadcasters, royalty and show business personalities are included.
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.
Each voice is repeated, which allows the group leader to pause the CD and give an opportunity for the group to share their views on who it is, on what occasion it was and on which radio programme the extract is from.
Depending on whether the right answer has been given, the leader may decide whether or not to give the correct answer at this stage. The CD can then continue which either provides a second opportunity to guess the personality’s voice or reinforces the correct answer if this has already been given.
Voices from 40s and 50s, include Winston Churchill, Richard Dimbleby, Joyce Grenfell, Princess Margaret amongst the 31 voices on this CD.
Each set contains a CD and notes for guidance in a storage wallet.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Sounds Nostalgic: Voices from the 40’s & 50’s CD 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.