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Dementia and reminiscence 13th August 2009
Using memories to improve communication

The number of people diagnosed with dementia in the UK has reached 700,000. And it’s often close relatives who step into the role of being the main carer. Julie Heathcote is a Trainer in reminiscence-based approaches for the Alzheimer’s Society which are proving to be successful in helping both carers and the cared for to spend more quality time together. Felicity Finch recently joined her, with a group of carers, at The Lowestoft and Waveney branch of the society where she was running a Reminiscence Activities session.

The book, ‘Memories Are Made Of this’, by Julie Heathcote, is available from the Alzheimer’s Society

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