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Free resources for reminiscence therapy

The aim of the Living Memory scheme is to utilise the potential of The National Library of Wales graphic and audiovisual collections to unlock memories and to facilitate reminiscence therapy with older people and those living with dementia.   

The scheme has been piloted with the Older People Mental Health wards of Hywel Dda Health Board and Ceredigon Crossroads.  

An online consultation was conducted with practitioners in the health and social care sector on rolling out the Living Memory scheme nationally; as a result of the responses received, packs of photographs and films have been compiled for the use of community and voluntary groups, day centres, care homes and health establishments throughout Wales.

These resources are offered free of charge to public libraries and those working in the field of elderly care and mental health care, and they include:

  • DVD of films presented in themes, namely leisure, places, rural life, the seaside and war;
  • Printed photographs on various themes presented in a folder;
  • USB memory stick with films and photographs;
  • An e-book that includes a selection of films and photographs.

To download the e-book:

On your device, click on the pdfs below. Please be aware that links to the films will redirect you to the BFI Player website.

For more information about the resources, or to discuss how you can receive a free copy, please contact or give us a call on 01970 632 991 / 01970 632 424.