Vintage photos from yesteryear provide wonderful reminiscing opportunities for the elderly living with dementia.  Remembering the past helps the elderly affirm their lives and uncover deep-seated memories.

Vintage photos from yesteryear provide wonderful reminiscing opportunities for the elderly living with dementia.

Remembering the past helps the elderly affirm their lives and uncover deep-seated memories.

In this article we cover:

  • Benefits of Reminiscing with Vintage Photos
  • How to Plan a Vintage Photo Reminiscing Activity
  • Vintage Photo Reminiscing - Group Session
  • Vintage Photo Reminiscing - One-on-One Session
  • Download Vintage Photos Samples and Conversation Starters

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Kymberly 10th Jan 2018 Activities Coordinator
Love the activity. The photos are just a prompt to find Australian pics of my own, exactly the kind of discussion i need weekly. Extended to how they paid getting on, how they let the driver when they wanted to get off, family recipe secrets, earning an extra dollar when they were children. More of them please
Talita 14th Jan 2018
Noted! Thanks for your feedback Kymberly. I will follow up on this and get back to you. I believe we do have other ones in other activities.
Carol 22nd Feb 2017 Activities Organiser
Could we have some British-specific photographs please?
Wonderful site
Thanks
Maurice 23rd Feb 2017
Hi Carol!

Good idea.

I'll let our activity department know to release country-specific photos next time.

Maurice
Amy 25th May 2017 Activity Coordinator
Hi,
Great resource! We would also be interested in British pictures.
Thanks so much,
Amy
Talita 27th May 2017
These are coming soon Amy and Carol... I have followed up on this for you.
Caughey 17th Feb 2017 DT
Good ideas
Talita 20th Feb 2017
Thank you! Appreciate the feedback.
Laurie 16th Feb 2017 Recreation Activity Officer
Great idea but why are all the photographs of American origin?
Maurice 16th Feb 2017
Hi Laurie,

Great question. We have a number of these reminiscing photo activities planned this year. We didn't intentionally make all the photos US based.

I'll let our activity department know to release an AU-specific one next :).

Thanks for the feedback.
Shelley 14th Feb 2017 Music therapist
Great activity. It is often beneficial to start reminiscing with something to smell. For Knotts Berry Farm, open a new jar of their jam and let people smell. It is where start to attach our memories.
Talita 14th Feb 2017
Thanks for your feedback Shelley. What a great idea!
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