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  • 1 eastsussex.gov.uk

    Reminiscence Resources December 2014

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    Contents Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 3 Reminiscence training and activity books ................................................................................................. 4 Collections of memories ........................................................................................................................... 7 Pictures to Share ...................................................................................................................................... 8 Music ........................................................................................................................................................ 9 DVDs and Videos ................................................................................................................................... 11 Exercise ................................................................................................................................................. 12 Pictures .................................................................................................................................................. 13

    Photocards ....................................................................................................................................... 113 Newspapers ........................................................................................................................................ 15 Documents ......................................................................................................................................... 15 Posters ............................................................................................................................................... 16 Photographs ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Books.................................................................................................................................................. 17

    Games.................................................................................................................................................... 18 Jigsaw puzzles ....................................................................................................................................... 21 Reminiscence Boxes .............................................................................................................................. 22 Useful links ............................................................................................................................................. 26

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    Introduction What are reminiscence resources? Books, music, films, photocards, or objects which help to re-awaken peoples memories of their experiences and lives. Who are they for? They can be used for working with older people and adults or children with disabilities, either in a group setting or one-to-one. The materials are available to borrow free of charge to any library member. What is available?

    Reminiscence activity books and training guides Pictures Games Quizzes Music and films Jigsaws, including those with large, easy-to-handle pieces Objects

    How can I borrow items? You need to be a library member to borrow items. It is free to join the library. Items are free to borrow but if they are not returned, or are returned damaged or incomplete, then a replacement charge will be made. The Reminiscence collection is held at Eastbourne Library. Some items are available to browse in the Health and Wellbeing section on the first floor. Other materials are held in the store and available on request. All materials can be ordered online, by phone or in person and collected from your local East Sussex Library. Eastbourne Library Grove Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4TL Phone: 0345 60 80 196 and ask for Eastbourne Library Email: library.eastbourne@eastsussex.gov.uk Online: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/elibrary Search the catalogue online and place a reservation with your library card number and PIN. You can choose which branch to collect your items from. If you do not know your PIN please phone 0345 60 80 196.

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    Reminiscence training and activity books How to Make your Care Home Fun: Simple Activities for People of All Abilities by Kenneth Agar Principles of good practice in reminiscence work by B. Arigho Book Therapy in dementia care by Helen J. Bate Handbook accompanying the Pictures to Share series Groupwork with the elderly by Mike Bender Activity year book by Anni Bowden Week by week themed activities that can be easily implemented for use in elderly day and residential care Reminiscing with people with dementia: a handbook for carers by E. Bruce, S. Hodgson and Pam Schweitzer Activity ideas for the budget minded by D. Cassistre Communication Activities with adults by J. Comins More than a game a new focus on senior activity by B. Corbett Hidden treasures: music and memory activities for people with Alzheimers by C. Cordrey The art activity manual by Marylyn Cropley This title provides one hour session plans and enables group facilitators to find a fast, efficient and cost-effective way of meeting individual needs within an art group setting. An hour before teatime by Jenny De Robeck Written by an experienced Occupational Therapist this book has quizzes, activities and short stories to fill an hour. Keeping busy: a handbook of activities for persons with dementia by J.R. Dowling Crafts in therapy and rehabilitation by M. Drake Creative writing in group work by Robin Dynes Memory games for groups by Robin Dynes Practical handbook featuring 80 adaptable games and covering any issues that may arise. The non-competitive activity book by Robin Dynes Reminiscence puzzle book by Robin Dynes Creative ideas: an activity organisers handbook by J. Fawdrey

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    Validation: the Feil method by N. Feil The senior moments memory workout by Tom Friedman NEW! More than 100 engaging exercises and anecdotes. Reminscence and recall: a practical guide to reminiscence work by F. Gibson Memories are made of this: reminiscence activities for person centred care by Julie Heathcote, Alzheimers Society Easy to follow guide provides suggestions, templates and handy hints for simple activities either one-to-one or in groups. Exploring the past: a practical guide to working with the memories of people with Learning Disabilities by Sarah Housden NEW! This book provides a manual for working with memory in groups and individually, and includes a chapter on working with people with learning disabilities who also have dementia. Reading for elderly people by S. Hoy The Successful Activity Co-ordinator by R. Hurtley A learning resource for activity and care staff engaged in developing an active care home Down memory lane: topics and ideas for reminiscence by Beckie Karras Over 60 themed activity sessions for reminiscence groups. Finishing lines by Beckie Karras NEW! Everyone loves to fill in the blanks. With this new original trivia book, your group will have over 2,000 chances to complete famous quotes, song and book titles, movies and TV names, proverbs, slang, rhymes, slogans, and similes. Finishing words by Beckie Karras - NEW! Players are challenged to complete words instead of sentences; eg. Words beginning with CAT a herd of cows = cattle. Words ending with CAT someone who imitates everything you do = copycat Say it with music! Music games and trivia by Beckie Karras A collection of music games and trivia quizzes. There are activities for those who are trained musicians and for those without any musical background. Workbook for memory skills by B. Kennedy Reminiscence word games and puzzles by K. Kilpatrick Book of activities by Sally Knocker, Alzheimers Society An exciting resource that takes a fresh look at supporting people with dementia in any care setting. Recollections of the 1950s by M. King Time to remember: introducing reminiscence into elderly care by V. McLean

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    A little, aloud: an anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you care for by Angela Macmillan Collection of themed extracts, short stories and poems, complete with discussion points. Ideal for reading aloud to a group or with an individual. See also our Great books to read aloud list, available on request (contact details at front of catalogue). Handbook of indoor social activities by F. Mercer Good practice guide to therapeutic activities with older people in care settings produced by NAPA (National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People) Lifetimes: a handbook of memories and ideas by C. Osborn Quiz book for groups: famous people by T. Payne Wellbeing in Dementia: an occupational approach for therapists and carers by T. Perrin, Elizabeth Anderson and Hazel May Write on: starting out in creative writing by T. Perrin Worksheet to copy with basic creative writing exercises. The reminiscence skills training handbook by Anne Rainbow Easy to use guide about how to set up and run individual and group activities. We can do IT too: using computers in activity programmes for people with dementia by N. Savitch and V. Stokes Includes CD-Rom Age Exchanges: reminiscence projects for children and older people by Pam Schweitzer Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today: Reminiscence in Dementia Care by Pam Schweitzer and Errollynn Bruce Reminiscence Quiz Book by M. Sherman Covering the years 1930 to 1969, it draws on memories and experiences of daily life and recalls major events and celebrities. Reminiscence: social and creative activities with people in care by R. Sim What do you know: trivia fun and activities for seniors by T. Sumrall Groupwork activities by D. Walsh Collection of practical activities and ideas to use with all groups of elderly people. Memory Bank Resource packs: DVD and book with discussion ideas Fetes, Fairs and Fireworks Holidays Schooldays Sporting Fun Working Life

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    Collections of memories Memories of a Working River edited by Pam Schweitzer and Charles Wegner The recollections of older Londoners who have lived by and worked on the River Thames.

    Goodnight Children Everywhere Memories of Evacuation in WWII edited by Pam Schweitzer A remarkable collection of first hand experiences of evacuation in the Second World War.

    A Place to Stay Memories of Pensioners from Many Lands A unique collection of reflections by elders from many ethnic groups who have settled in Britain. Their frank and often poignant stories re told in English and in the speakers original languages: Chinese, Hindi, Guajarati, Punjabi, Greek, Turkish, Polish and Italian.

    Our Lovely Hops Memories of Hop-Picking in Kent Memories of hop-picking in Kent, plus over 100 delightful photos of work and play down hopping. Photographic memories: Hazel and Jeff (DVD) by WRVS Heritage Plus Memories of the 1950s and 60s from Hazel and Jeff Horsnell, includes memories of Saltdean Butlins. Photographic memories: Reuben, Ann and Jean (DVD) by WRVS Heritage Plus Memories include the 1930s in Peacehaven, 1940s and the 2000s. The Childhood Notebooks by WRVS Heritage Plus Memories from the 1930s-1960s recorded in Hastings Old Town. Life in our times by WRVS Heritage Plus Short memories including school days, childhood and travel. Life in our times II by WRVS Heritage Plus Longer memories including WWII, gardening, evacuation and hop picking. Recorded in St Leonards-on-Sea. Living memory: a creative writing anthology and workbook by WRVS Heritage Plus Created out of life history writing courses in Newhaven and Peacehaven. Includes writing exercises. The working lives of residents of Rathan Court, Newhaven by WRVS Heritage Plus Memories and photographs about the topic of employment, created out of reminiscence sessions at a sheltered housing complex in Newhaven. Experiences include a woman working as a chef during WWII, the printing trade and engineering. The Old Familiar Faces: Poems on the Experience of Ageing by S. Oldfield and G. Shaw Written from memory: an audiobook of creative writing (audio CD) Stories written and recorded in Newhaven and Peacehaven.

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    Pictures to Share Pictures to Share are illustrated books and DVDs designed specifically for people with dementia and their carers. They are based on general themes so that the carer can select a book that will particularly interest an individual. They include a wide selection of powerful, colourful and attractive images and texts so that there is usually something that will engage anyone with a liking for reading, books or pictures. The following themed books and DVDs are available, alongside a guide to using them: Beside the seaside in pictures by Helen Bate Childhood in pictures by Helen Bate Countryside in pictures by Helen Bate Funny old world in pictures by Helen Bate In the garden in pictures by Helen Bate Pets in pictures by Helen Bate Proverbs and sayings in pictures by Helen Bate Sporting Life in pictures by Helen Bate Travelling in pictures by Helen Bate Womens work in pictures by Helen Bate Work and leisure in pictures by Helen Bate Book therapy in dementia care by Helen Bate Work and leisure by Pictures to Share DVD of still images and music that portray the ups and downs of a life of work and holidays Childhood by Pictures to Share DVD of still images and music that portrays the memories and delights of childhood Support to use the books can also be downloaded here: www.picturestoshare.co.uk Pictures to Share titles can also be found at your local library.

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    Music 50 Classic Pub Songs 50 classic tunes for a good old knees up! 101 Songs You Know by Heart by John McSweeney (CD & DVD) This compilation over 100 songs and is unique because it is produced in karaoki style. No need for a microphone or Karaoki machine, just play the DVD and follow the words on screen, then everyone can join in! This type of music for older people is very popular, particularly with people with dementia and it's an easy and instant activity thats enjoyed by everyone. 16 page small lyric booklet included. 102 Songs You Know By Heart by John McSweeney (CD & DVD) Another collection of favourite songs as above Songs that won the war: 105 nostalgic favourites (2 CDs and Songbook) Including: We'll meet again, Bless Em All, White Cliffs of Dover and Run Rabbit Run 20 greatest hits by Nat King Cole (CD) NEW! CD includes A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Its Only a Paper Moon and Straighten Up and Fly Right. Abide with me: 50 favourite hymns (CD) NEW! Includes Praise my soul the King of heaven, Dear Lord and father of mankind and Love divine all loves excelling. Eld...