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Choosing the right story …

When I deliver training workshops for carers, I usually talk about how it’s sometimes the simplest of activities which can entertain a person who is living with dementia. Reading a children’s story is just one of the suggestions. Carefully chosen for the reminiscence value, residents or people you care for may enjoy interacting with books […]

Top Hits of the Decade ~ 1950’s

Hello everyone, I’ve been organising some Music Themed Memory Rummage Baskets for a residential care home group who are constantly enriching social care for their residents. Amongst the memorabilia, postcards, photographs and conversation prompts, I have included Top Hits of the Decade ~ 1950’s [obviously colour coordinated and neatly positioned in the pack. So, for […]

Wall Dressers ~ complete with nostalgic artefacts

Especially designed for Residential Enriched Social Care ~ Enriching social care can be just as important as assisting with daily living activities. Being surrounded with nostalgic artefacts can sometimes help to stimulate thoughts and prompt memories. When memories turn into stories, it is a sign that we are enriching social care successfully. Re-dressed dressers complete […]

Tips for Residential Care Homes …

Designing Happy Days resources has taken me inside many residential care homes, day centres and workshops. I have listened to care home owners, managers, matrons, carers and volunteers. Carers have shared stories, events and experiences with me. Others have shared ideas. Many have expressed how they would enjoy more time to engage in a few […]

Market Leader ~ Making a Difference …

Happy Days materials and resources are designed to Make a Difference. We want to help people live as well as possible with dementia ~ That’s why most of our products include conversation prompts and/or memorabilia. We pride ourselves in taking care of carers too ~ guides and tips for carers, self-care prompts are included in […]