Reminiscence therapy is one of the most popular interventions in dementia care. There is some evidence to suggest reminiscence leads to improvement in cognition, behavioural functioning and depression among individuals with dementia.
Pictures to Share books books puts the individual with dementia back in control. Images and text have been chosen through thorough research and testing, and have been designed to trigger personal interests. Allowing the individual to steer the direction of reminiscence. The books allow people with dementia to enjoy time with their carers and relatives, helping to alleviate problems of depression, boredom and isolation associated with Dementia.
“My mother’s concentration is poor and intellectual capacity greatly diminished, but she had a better response to this than anything else.”
“The Pictures to Share books have become a central part of our
dementia cafes. Each table holds a book and people are encouraged to
look through the books and use a picture as a conversational thread –
often without prompting people initiate conversation and their memories
or understanding of the pictures.”