It can be applied to all age groups and is not just for those who are experiencing memory loss. Younger participants can also benefit from reminiscence sessions by thinking and talking about childhood experiences, music and toys.
Group sessions are popular, but one-to-one sessions can be invaluable to some participants. Session length and price can be negotiated for one-to-one participants.
Our reminiscence practitioners have many years of experience working in the care sector and gained their reminiscence qualifications at Age Exchange.
"Our residents enjoyed talking about old times and sharing their memories. By looking at objects from childhood, they were able to recall events and moments in their lives. This is always a nice group activity too, a chance for them to interact with each other."
Manager, Solent Grange
Our Music Reminiscence sessions use an old-style wind-up gramophone and our collection of 78rpm records. The authentic sound of the gramophone prompts discussion and evokes memories for participants as they enjoy the music.
Our Music Reminiscence practitioner is Liz Tate.