My Life Story Book is perfect for older people with dementia. Easy to compile, with space for photographs and personal memories – tips for use included. These books are a great way to get residents engaged with reminiscence and shared experiences. Easy to complete and can be done over a period of time.
- Use as part of a group discussion activity – in small groups of 4 to allow everyone time to talk. Select a page and get each person to talk about their experiences or family members. Can often help older people to expand on what is written down. Keep extra paper (or recording equipment) at the ready to capture the memories.
- If a person is willing, film them taking part in a party or craft activity or discussion and either store on a DVD or save as a secure link and add this to the book.
- Make a special cover for the book – this could be card or fabric. Ask each owner to personalise it with their own design.
We have included a page of useful guidance notes to assist staff in providing more relevant activities for the individual.
Size: (l) 30cm x (w) 21cm. Softback format. Over 20 pages printed in black and white.
Item Code: RLSB