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.
Book of You is now up and running in the south west of England, namely Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. We have been supported in this step by Transform Ageing. Transform Ageing, funded by the Big Lotter... 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