With a key theme for every week of the year, this resource contains extended multi-sensory reminiscence group session plans for older adults.
Written by experienced occupational therapists, it provides detailed session plans for running successful and therapeutically-valuable activities within group sessions, from remembering school days to celebrating the natural wonders of the British Isles. Each plan has been developed to be suitable for people with a variety of abilities, including for those with dementia, and help to support memory, sensory function, confidence, communication, connection, as well as overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Activities range from cognitive activities such as word games, food tasting, music and poetry to group discussions. Session plans are accompanied by downloadable colour photographs and word cards to be used as tools for discussion.
Sophie Jopling and Sarah Mousley are State Registered Occupational Therapists and together they run their own independent OT business, Kent Occupational Therapy.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Getting to Know You. 2. New Year Traditions. 3. Winter. 4. Keeping Well and Old Remedies. 5. Pancake Day. 6. The Library. 7. Birds in the Winter. 8. The Post Office. 9. Spring. 10. Food from around the British Isles. 11. Simple Pleasures. 12. Train Travel. 13. Easter. 14. Starting Work. 15. The Milkman. 16. Coffee. 17. Flowers. 18. Biscuits. 19. The Zoo. 20. Birthday Traditions. 21. The Paperboy. 22. The Queen and Her Coronation. 23. The Queen's Birthday and Trooping the Colour. 24. Sport and Ascot. 25. Time for Tea. 26. Bees. 27. Summer. 28. Castles. 29. London. 30. Swan-Upping. 31. Holidays and Day Trips. 32. Summer Fetes. 33. The Seaside. 34. The Natural Wonders of the British Isles. 35. The Motor Car. 36. School Days. 37. Countryside Traditions. 38. Harvest Time. 39. Apples. 40. Pets. 41. The World and Its Wonders. 42. Autumn. 43. The Baker. 44. Passing on Skills. 45. Music. 46. Bonfire Night. 47. A Sweet Tooth. 48. Around and About in London. 49. Chocolate. 50. Christmas Outings. 51. Advent. 52. Christmas.