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Memories are made of this

The Alzheimer's Society has launched a new guide on reminiscence therapy in response to huge industry demand from care professionals. The new guide Memories are Made of This brings together theory and practical suggestions to help care professionals make the most of activities for people with dementia.

Alzheimer's Society leading reminiscence trainer and author of the guide, Julie Heathcote, says: "Reminiscing is a fun and uplifting tool that empowers people with dementia and helps them engage with others. This book draws from the best of theory and practice to help people put together successful, hassle-free reminiscence sessions in a matter of minutes."

The guide is easy to follow and gives creative ideas, activity suggestions templates and handy hints. Each suggested session is also complete with step-by-step instructions to help care professionals run winning sessions using tried and tested methods.

Launching the book, Neil Hunt, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "Memories are Made of This is a pocket gem of information that explores the wonderful world of building personal relationships with people with dementia and better supporting and understanding their needs. It is a must have for every care professional."

Memories are Made of This - Reminiscence Activities for Person Centred Care by Julie Heathcote is available from the Alzheimer's Society for £15. Copies of the publication can be ordered from the website or by contacting 01736 336995.