We recently received this rather lovely message from someone who has been using the Tangible Memories StoryCreator app with their relative with quite advanced dementia,
‘A short email to let you know that your Story Creator app is making waves. I used it last week to stimulate memories for my Dad who is living with quite advanced dementia. When I looked through it with him he did not recognise pictures of himself although he lingered over a photo of his father. On another occasion when my sister went back through it with him there was one page that got him laughing and laughing and trying to communicate an anecdote about something funny that he got up to on his father’s boat in the 1950s. This was wonderful in many ways. Firstly, he was laughing his wonderful belly laugh, secondly he was telling my sister and my mother about an event that was new to them and thirdly it broke through my mother’s reservations about the power of reminiscence.’
We’re delighted to hear about the power of the app. Why not download it and share with your relative over the Christmas period? And do let us know how you get on.