Reminiscence at Ivy Court

Today at, Ivy Court in Norwich, a reminiscence group was held for the residents.

The residents were led into the quite lounge where lots of old items were set out for them to look at, touch and discuss. These familiar objects lead the residents into remembering stories from their past that they share and discuss with each other, these early memories are the ones someone living with dementia tends to retain so can provide a great talking point for them.

The items they got to look at this week were old type writers, a sewing machine and camera. We talked about the ones our residents had and what they used them for. Some of our residents thoroughly enjoyed explaining how they made their children’s clothing, and how the type writers were uses for writing letters and doing homework on.

This life story work is shared between our residents and the care team who help support them, getting know them and their past helps the carer understand them as a person and provide a more individual approach to their care.

There is evidence that life story and reminiscence work, particularly when done one-on-one, can improve mood, well being and some mental abilities such as memory. By talking about who they are, people with dementia can help others focus on them, and not their dementia.

Ivy Court

Home Manager

Charles Leonard

Address

Ivy Road,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR5 8BF

Contact
0808 202 0478
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