The BBC Reminiscence Archive is the BBC's contribution to the growing popularity of reminiscence therapy for residents in memory care.
Eldercare Alliance defines Reminiscence therapy as a treatment that uses all the senses — sight, touch, taste, smell and sound — to help individuals with dementia remember events, people and places from their past lives. The benefits observed of this type of therapy is that is reduces boredom and symptoms of depression in residents, makes them more confident in their abilities, allows residents to engage in conversations about their oldest memories, the ones they remember the most. Its low prompting approach as well, reducing the stress and friction in reaping the benefits of the therapy.
The BBC draws on the enormous amount of photos, videos, and sound clips in its archives to deliver and easy to use interactive reminiscence application. To begin, simply select a theme or a decade and choose the media type you'd like to see. You can pick Image, Audio or Video content. The results are randomized each visit; however, items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later.
You can access BBC Reminiscence Archive here.
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