As the dementia journey progresses, communication with the person for whom you are caring becomes a significant challenge due to confusion caused by changes in the brain. When this occurs, it is difficult to know how to reach out and make a connection yet neglecting to do so can cause the individual to become bored, lonely or isolated. All of which can have a negative impact on their overall health and wellbeing.
Reminiscence therapy is a wonderful way of inspiring conversation and can be a very powerful tool when caring for someone with dementia. While they may not necessarily be able to correctly identify familiar faces, pictures from times gone by can inspire very vivid memories to be shared. Engaging in this type of activity may improve the mood of the individual, encourage positive feelings of self-identity and allow you to learn something about them that you did not know before.
A World of Work in pictures celebrates the lives of working people through wonderful images and texts. This book is a great reminder of those long years spent earning a living. When the person for whom you are caring no longer recognizes family photographs, and is less able to hold a conversation, this book may provide an enjoyable activity.
35 colour and b&w illustrations.