Improving quality of life in care homes – a fresh approach to reminiscence

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Martin Rothero, Development Consultant, Alzheimer Scotland

Presentation from Alzheimer Scotland conference 2011 - Creating Better Dementia Care.

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Improving quality of life in care homes – a fresh approach to reminiscence

  1. 1. Creating Better Dementia Care Monday 6 June 2011 Martin Rothero
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Improving quality of life in care homes - a fresh approach to reminiscence.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of the Football Reminiscence Project <ul><li>South Ayrshire Group </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Football Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Research-Glasgow Caledonian University </li></ul>
  4. 4. Outcomes for the person with dementia <ul><li>Increased sociability </li></ul><ul><li>More talkative </li></ul><ul><li>Increased confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Takes on position as expert </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulation, fun and laughter </li></ul>
  5. 5. Outcomes for carers and families <ul><li>Provides instant content for interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Resource becomes available for use by carers and families </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a focus for family visits </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  7. 7. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  8. 8. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  9. 9. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  10. 10. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  11. 11. Alzheimer Scotland Reminiscence Model
  12. 12. Developing the resource <ul><li>Scottish Football Museum Flickr site </li></ul><ul><li>Personal history, experiences and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Football Club historian </li></ul>
  13. 13. Caring Memories Book <ul><li>Driven by the </li></ul><ul><li>individual </li></ul><ul><li>Input from family and </li></ul><ul><li>relatives </li></ul><ul><li>Resource for all </li></ul><ul><li>involved with the </li></ul><ul><li>individual to use </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Book
  15. 15. Community Connection Volunteer Individual with Dementia Carers
  16. 16. Current Projects <ul><li>Projects are currently being </li></ul><ul><li>developed in the following areas; </li></ul><ul><li>Boness </li></ul><ul><li>South and North Ayrshire </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Motherwell </li></ul><ul><li>Kilmarnock </li></ul>
  17. 17. Quotes <ul><li>'I can’t remember what day of the week it is but I can still name </li></ul><ul><li>the hole Boness United cup winning team what a day‘ – Group participant </li></ul><ul><li>'Its good to remember some of the old games and the good </li></ul><ul><li>times we had’ – Group participant </li></ul><ul><li>‘ He's so much happier for the next couple of days after the </li></ul><ul><li>group’ - Carer </li></ul><ul><li>‘ It’s the first time for years that we’ve had long chats’ – Carer </li></ul><ul><li>‘ He had us in stitches with some of his stories as a youngster on </li></ul><ul><li>the terraces’ – Care Home staff </li></ul><ul><li>‘ After a couple of sessions with the volunteer, we noticed a real </li></ul><ul><li>difference in him, he is much more sociable now’ – Care Home Staff </li></ul>

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