Book of You is a new type of Book that uses the proven benefits of reminiscence therapy. Create a life story using words, pictures, music and film. Bring family, friends and carers together in one place to show who a person was and who they are now.
If you care for someone with dementia, creating a Book of You will provide the opportunity for a shared, fun activity that lets you spend quality time together.
“Reminiscence is one of the most popular approaches in dementia care, tapping into the person’s store of long-term memories. Our research indicates that the best evidence for its effectiveness is when the person has a life story book, which we have shown results in improved quality of life. We have already seen that digital life story books add further to the benefits of conventional paper books, with potential for music, narration and video clips, giving greater power to memory triggers.”
- Professor Bob Woods, Professor of Clinical Psychology of the Elderly: Dementia Services Development Centre, Bangor University