It’s Dementia Awareness week, and whilst the topic of conversation in the office is still very much focused around mental wellbeing, we’re dedicating this week’s blog to Dementia Awareness. Have you seen ‘RemArc’?
A fantastic way to trigger memories in people suffering with dementia, the BCC has pulled a selection of images, sounds and videos from their archives. The content ranges from well-known events, sport, TV & radio across the 1930s through to the 2000s.
Users can navigate through different themes and decades, and choose from either audio or visual to help recall memories from their golden years.
Dementia can cause sufferers’ memories to be wiped up to every 10 seconds, yet memories from earlier years (typically ages 14-40) remain intact.
The BBC Archive Department are confident there’ll be something in their archive that triggers reminiscence for someone out there. Sometimes it can be the smallest detail that can help trigger a flood of memories.
This is a lovely, positive reflection on a hard-hitting issue that can affect so many, including the families and friends of those suffering.