CDs & DVDs for people with dementia are great resources to help anyone with cognitive loss or memory impairment. They engage the individual with dementia by sparking memories through music, conversation and visual stimulation. DVDs can promote communication between caregivers and patients, help to reduce stress & promote relaxation and provide an aid to help with reminiscence therapy.
Reminiscence Therapy - using prompts, such as photos, music or familiar items from the past, to encourage the patient to talk about earlier memories and generally offered to people in their later years with mood or memory problems, or those needing help dealing with the difficulties that come along with aging.
People with dementia often have difficulty remembering what’s recently happened in their lives. This can leave them feeling confused, vulnerable and less confident. However, their memories from years ago often remain detailed and intact. This can boost their self-esteem and help them make a valuable connection between the past and the present. It can also help them resolve and make sense of an event that’s happened in their past.