Feedback on our DVDs & Guides
Greenpark Productions Ltd with Living Memories C.I.C.
Sample of Feedback after Using the Preview "Home Sweet Home" DVD & Reminiscence Guide for the "Living Memories" Series
Kate Mitchell, Programme Lead, Long TermConditions, NHS Cornwall
"I am delighted that you are working (with Greenpark Productions Ltd) to develop the "Living Memories" resources and have been really impressed with the quality and nature of your work to date. Your collaborative work with the Memory Cafés…. have been received really well and I know has given inspiration to people living with dementia to re-connect with life again…
Your work will provide new opportunities for engagement and interactionand will help improve individual's confidence, self-esteem and communicationopportunities whilst complementing existing initiatives we already have inplace."
Reminiscence activities provideopportunities for stimulation, and re-connection with a sense of self, which isimportant for the person with dementia, but also their family carers. The"Living Memories" resources can initiate and support meaningful conversationswhich really help families and their loved ones with dementia to 'reach eachother" and maintain their loving connections."
Tracey Roose, formerly CEO of AgeUKCornwall/Director of Transformation, NHS Cornwall
"I received the disk and bookletyesterday and thought it was wonderful. I hope you don't mind but I would liketo ask Diane Newman, our cognitive stimulation and dementia lead, to take alook and if you are happy, perhaps we can show it to one of the groups and seewhat they think?
It really is a remarkable tool forpeople to use. Is the plan to market this widely through other avenues, if so,we could look at featuring it on our website or as part of our dementia work."
Diane Newman, AgeUK Cornwall
"Weran the DVD, one "episode" at a time. After the first one I used a coupleof the prompt questions but that was all, they were all animated and everyonehad something to contribute. We watched the next session and again theywere all very happy to talk about it. The group which I take are not socognitively impaired as some and therefore got the gist and were very happy todiscuss how things had changed and also their own memories.
Atthe end, one of gentlemen came to talk to me while I was packing things awayand told me he was a washing machine engineer. He told me about the newmodel that came in and he could remember the sales pitch which they had to learnverbatim. It was indeed a change from our normal sessions and everyoneseemed to really enjoy it. I think this would be excellent on 1:1 aswell.
Sue McDermott, formerly Memory CaféCo-ordinator, Cornwall Rural Community Council
"The Living Memories project will assistvolunteers to provide age-appropriate stimulating activities and there areoutcomes not only for individuals (well-being, identity, self-esteem) but alsofor the whole café, (increased inclusion, cohesion, mutuality, and support)."
Extract from email commentreceived after trial session of Home Sweet Home DVD at Liskeard Memory Café,Cornwall:
"B… said not only did three separate couples say it was the bestsession, but that volunteers really enjoyed it too and felt it was somethingthey would like to do more, learn more about. More importantly perhaps,one of the men who stood up and spoke had never spoken before (at one of ourmeetings) and he and his wife are both hearing impaired and have not seemed tofind it easy to mix in until now (but) …during the DVD reminiscence sessionthey were both animated and talking to others and clearly enjoying themselves.
Carolyn Cox,Pensilva Memory Café
"Wehave watched the first two clips and found that, with the questions in thebook, a lot of reminiscence was sparked. We start the afternoon with oneand it takes up quite a lot of the time! We have two members who are onlypartially sighted, but they don't let this difficulty stop them enjoying therest of the chat."
MelissaOrchard, NHS Cornwall
"Lookingat your amazing work you deserve so much support to promote this fantasticresource."
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