Reminiscence - Conversation Aids

Story Starter Cubes - Activities to Share

People enjoy talking about the past and it can offer great benefits to do so: it allows people of similar ages and backgrounds to swap experiences and help understand more about each other. Many older people find comfort in remembering about happier times and can feel a sense of accomplishment in teaching younger people about how they managed in difficult times. Capture treasured memories from an older loved one in a My Life Story Book, where memories, photos and other keepsakes can be recorded for families and for care staff to understand more about someone in their care.

We have a wide range of items from many different eras to assist with evoking memories with images and suggested question designed to encourage people to talk and share what the picture means to them. Our Fragrant Memories Kit uses scented jars to evoke past memories and included linked discussion topics to aid conversation.

Scentscapes are designed to appeal to all the senses, smell can conjure up a wealth of memories and are ideal for care homes to use with anyone living with a dementia. Reminiscence Therapy is a recognised way to help those with mid-late term dementia to unlock dormant memories and help those caring for them to understand them in a more personalised way.

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Story Cubes - Rescue


Story Cubes are the perfect way to get a story started Just roll the three dice and see which images are uppermost then use these to begin your tall tale! Great for telling stories 'in the round' where each person in a group takes up the unfinished tale and continues. Good tactile fun and Ideal for encouraging conversation for older residents in care homes. 18 different symbols including: bomb, drowning, life jacket, 'help' and many more to make an exciting tale.


Memo Classic


This high quality Memo Classic set has pairs of everyday images to use in a variety of ways. Play Pairs, Snap or link the images in themes eg: animals, food, transport. Makes a useful resource for activity coordinators in care homes. Vibrant images capture the imagination and spark conversation in older residents.