Starting and having conversations can be challenging for both care staff and residents. Especially for people who are new to the home and for those suffering with dementia. This range of conversation aids has been chosen for their simplicity and ease if use.
You can use the cards as simple prompts in one-on-one situations, or you can use some of the products to host a more open free flowing group conversation for instance by setting the general topic of conversation. You could also leave the items out in communal areas for people to use as and when they want.
For those who find it difficult to communicate their needs, our Communication Board is ideal to allow them to point to their choice. For meal choices, every care home needs a Menu Board to help residents choose their dish of choice. For a fun way to get everyone talking, why not play a game of cards - The Art of Conversation game has great ways to get people discussing and debating.
Our very own Fragrant Memories Kit has all you need to evoke past memories and encourage discussion. Just put a few drops of the fragrance on the pad and place in the smelling pot. Three specially selected fragrances and five smelling pots (two for your own items e.g. lemon peel, rose petal, coffee...).
Designed by us especially for you, our newest addition Fragrant Memories Kit - Christmas Edition makes the perfect gift for a loved one. Kit includes 4 winter-themed fragrance oils (pine, cinnamon, cloves etc) that evoke happy memories of Christmas baking and winter walks. Plus 4 smelling pots. Kit also includes cotton wool to sprinkle the scent onto and all stored in an attractive natural hessian stocking.
A new addition to our Fragrant Memories Kits - Garden, a seasonal favourite to appeal to everyone. Kit includes three garden-inspired scents and smelling pots to pass around and encourage discussion about what memories the scents evoke. Each set has a question prompt card with 6 questions to help get started. Extra ideas are also included. Ideal for reminiscence therapy sessions in care homes.
Our Communication Board is designed by Activities to Share to meet the needs of people with speech difficulties.Check out our video
30 varied items of often unused WW1 memorabilia including: newspaper, posters, Trench booklet, flyers, soldiers pay book and many more. Great for history lessons or displays.
Specially designed to open up communication and thought processes of people playing. No right or wrong answers and can lead to discussion and reminiscence.
16 A5 double-sided cards. Hand-drawn illustrations include: Fashion and trades through the decades (1940s-1970s)including 'demob' suits, mods & rockers etc. Reverse has information about the image. Ideal to use with anyone with a dementia.
16 A5 double-sided cards. Illustrations include: Judy Garland, RAF Spitfire, Land Girls, Morris Minor car, The Beatles and many more. Hand drawn images depicting life through the 1940s-1970s. Ideal for use with anyone with a dementia.
16 A5 double-sided cards. Illustrations include: Bill and Ben, donkey rides, roller skating, hopscotch, train spotting, Scouts and Guides and many more.Hand drawn designs depicting life through the 1940s-1970s. Ideal for use with anyone living with a dementia.
Our dementia-friendly Menu Board is ideal for anyone with communication difficulties. 80 quality photos of favourite choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Large clear images on robust tiles. MULTIBUY OFFER*
15 evocative high quality images with questions on the reverse to help prompt discussion. A great addition to any care or nursing home.
Ideal for people living with a dementia, this lovely illustrated set of cards help prompt memories and aid conversation.15 evocative high quality images with questions on the reverse.
100 cards, each with questions to prompt conversation; for example: "What is your idea of a great day out"? "A particular smell that lingers in your memory?"
A fun and light-hearted way of making a connection through conversation starters. Three different themes that make these cards a long-lasting activity solution. 80 cards.
High quality book packed with images and poems plus DVD and picture cards designed to encourage conversation for Welsh-speaking people. (English translations included).
PicLink is a highly versatile game intended for those with developmental disorders as well as older people living with a dementia. Uses colour/type recognition but can also be used for same/different, memory recall and encourage conversation. 36 durable cards to use with a group or individual. Includes suggestions on how to use the resource. Clear photographic images to help jog memory and past experiences.
Observe the different images, then put yourself in the characters shoes and try to guess what they're thinking? 54 varied fun images with 22 blank dialogue shapes to help express your opinions.
Set of 50 famous portraits of well-known personalities. An ideal activity which helps to create conversation and stimulate discussion among elderly people.
One just for the gentlemen - our newest Toss and Talk Ball - All About Men is the perfect way to spend a morning. Can be played seated or standing -just toss the ball and talk about the item your thumb is closest to. Lots of fun subjects i.e: 'Military Rankings in the Army' or 'Types of Breeds of Dog' - something for everyone. Incorporates gentle upper body exercise and keep the brain cells ticking over too! Great for care home residents to play.
Get everyone stretching and throwing with this fun inflatable Toss and Talk Ball. Throw the ball to your opponent and watch them do the movement that either thumb rests nearest. They may be asked to 'Wash a big tall window' or 'Hit a golf ball'. 60cm diameter ball.
A top favourite with a music theme. Great for recalling all those favourite tunes. Oversized ball that is easy to catch and throw. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing and encourage chatting and laughing. See video below:
Words of wisdom to inspire and lighten the mood. Just throw the inflatable ball to your opponent and speak aloud the message either of their thumbs are nearest to. Good for mental health discussions and therapy sessions. Ball 60cm dia.
A card placement game designed for those with dementia
From the Pictures to Share range this new title will bring back memories of a typical days work
Pictures to Share Books are ideal to aid in reminiscent sessions either on a 1-2-1 or group basis
'Memories of Childhood' from the 1950s and 1960s' will prompt reminiscence and nostalgic conversations. This book can be enjoyed by anyone who would like to reminisce and those with earlier stage dementia.
Lovely pictures to aid in conversation or just to look at while listening to some classics