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.
Primarily set up to help people living with dementia, we soon realised that Book of You can help all sorts of people, including older people living in assisted accommodation and young adults with learning disabilities. And if you are a carer, creating a Book of You will provide the opportunity for a shared, fun activity that lets you spend quality time together.
Math newydd o lyfr sy’n defnyddio manteision profedig therapi hel atgofion yw Book of you. Mae’n creu hanes bywyd drwy ddefnyddio geiriau, lluniau a ffilm. Mae’n dod a theuluoedd, ffrindiau a gofalwyr at ei gilydd mewn un man er mwyn dangos pwy oedd rhywun a phwy ydi’r person yna erbyn hyn.
Os ydych chi’n gofalu am rywun sydd â dementia, mae creu Book of You yn rhoi cyfle i chi rannu gweithgaredd pleserus a threulio amser gwerthfawr gyda’ch gilydd.
With the support of the Community Foundation Wales, we are currently developing a standalone app that can be used by more IT confident older people. The first version is being created for iPhones and ... Read More
It has now been nearly 100 days since Book of You (and indeed the rest of the country) withdrew its services from care homes, social groups and group staff/volunteer training due to the COVID-19 pande... Read More
“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