York St John University,
York, United Kingdom.
"Reminiscence plays an important role for people affected by memory disorders. It helps people regain a sense of self, beyond their illness or infirmity. Memory Bank's archive film footage is a great way of bringing these experiences alive and sharing rediscovered memories."
"Above all, we're very pleased to report that 91% thought Memory Bank provided thoroughly enjoyable entertainment, and 100% of respondents told us that they would recommend Memory Bank to colleagues, other care homes or dementia support groups."
Memory Bank was developed by working with healthcare professionals and can be used by older adults, their carers and families and nursing care facilities.
Memory Bank is available through DVD or download films from the Memory Bank website. Along with the film footage, photographs, suggestions for activities, guides and resources are available to conduct a reminiscence session.
Memory Bank Training is available to healthcare staff and carers so that they may run an effective reminiscence session. Training sessions cover issues such as how to keep the conversation going, how to handle the group etc. The organization is available to run Memory Bank sessions for nursing facilities and health care organizations.
Memory Bank supports CQC Standards and Continuous Professional Development and is the winner of Outstanding Dementia Care Product/Innovation at the Annual National Dementia Care Awards.