"It's been a rewarding experience to use my knowledge & experience of working with people with dementia to contribute to a project that people will get enjoyment from." Occupational Therapist
‘Sounds Around’ is a board game using imagery, facts and sounds from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' (TWAM) collections and The British Library's heritage sound collections. The game is to be used in care settings by staff to support their patients with dementia and brain injuries. The imagery and sounds are designed to spark conversations, unlock memories, and encourage play. It is particularly relevant to Life Story and Biography work although can be adapted for many uses.
It has been developed by TWAM working with Jump Design and in collaboration with health and care professionals and patients from Northumbria Health Care Trust (Mental Health Service for Older People).
If you would like to borrow the Sounds Around please contact Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org.