Care homes across the UK are being invited to take part in the #GladtoCare competition designed to capture residents’ favourite memories.
The competition is being launched one month after NICE updated its quality standard on dementia to include the recommendation that people with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing, which includes reminiscence therapy. The competition is run by Person Centred Software with support from InteractiveMe and Sporting Memories.
Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE, said: “People with dementia can find it harder to take part in activities, to engage socially, to maintain their independence, to communicate effectively, to feel in control and to care for themselves. Providing enjoyable and health-enhancing activities like music or reminiscence therapy can help with this.”
This year’s #GladtoCare competition theme is Favourite Memories. To enter the competition, care staff are invited to chat with residents about their favourite memories and simply enter their favourite memory on a dedicated page on Person Centred Software’s website at www.personcentredsoftware.com/gladtocare. Care staff can submit a favourite memory entry for every resident in their care home.
The prizes are a tablet and three InteractiveMe profiles for a care home and a Sporting Memories Care Settings Package for the runner up.
Further details about the #GladtoCare competition, including full entry details and Terms and Conditions can be found on the #GladtoCare competition page at: www.personcentredsoftware.com/gladtocare