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Stimulation for people with dementia

Who is it for?

Whether you manage a care home, are a home care provider, or you are someone who is caring for a loved one at home, the Let’s Chat videos could be for you. Our carefully planned videos are published every month and provide cognitive stimulation via familiar themes and activities supporting people with dementia. Read on to find out how they can help you.

For people in care homes

Let’s Chat videos can be used for small groups of residents, by visiting family members or on a one to one basis as a shared experience which encourages conversation within the care home setting.

  • The videos can help reduce feelings of loneliness for residents who don’t receive visitors and who benefit from one to one time with a carer.
  • They help carers to get to know their residents better through the meaningful conversations which are generated through watching them.

Videos in care homes

  • The videos can be enjoyed with residents who don’t normally engage in group activities or who spend a lot of time in their room.
  • They can be used for small groups of residents as an accessible and fun way to chat about a variety of topics.
  • Let’s Chat videos are a great addition to the regular scheduled activities within your care home.

For your loved one

Lets Chat videos bring new and stimulating conversation topics for you to enjoy together.

  • With two new videos each month there will always be something to chat about!
  • When supporting your loved one with day to day tasks it can be difficult to enjoy quality time together. Subscribing to Let’s Chat will provide you with a positive opportunity to build in some relaxed conversation time to your normal routines.

Videos for your loved ones

  • The conversations that start during the video can continue to be enjoyed over time.
  • The videos are an accessible way to think about a variety of topics.
  • Through sharing a Let’s Chat video you can support your loved one to remember and recall memories, improving and maintaining their cognitive and emotional well being.
  • Why not enjoy Let’s Chat with your grandchildren? It will give you lots to talk about with them and will stimulate sharing stories from the past which can make for interesting conversations.

For people receiving care at home

Let’s Chat videos bring opportunity for a shared experience creating quality time to a scheduled home care visit, or a focus to the day for clients with a live-in carer.

  • The videos can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • They support new and interesting conversations to take place.

senior watching video Let's Chat

  • The videos can improve and maintain a person’s cognitive and emotional well being.
  • They can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing through creating time to have meaningful and stimulating conversations.

For Care Home Managers

Let’s Chat videos support your care home’s person-centred approach to care

  • The use of the videos demonstrates to prospective residents – and their families – that you understand and value the importance of taking the time to engage in quality conversations.

Care Home Managers

  • Let’s Chat videos have an outcome measure so that effectiveness can be demonstrated to CQC.
  • Having these videos available to all your residents generates a theme of conversation throughout the home. Your carers will be able to chat about the current video theme as they deliver care to the residents, knowing that it is a shared topic in the home. It’s a great addition to the repertoire of activities for care homes.

For Home Care providers

Let’s Chat videos create an opportunity for you to offer your clients additional quality time to their care package hence improving their sense of well being and quality of life.

  • The use of the videos demonstrates to prospective residents, and their families, that you understand and value the importance of providing quality one to one time to engage in quality conversations for residents’ well being.
  • The videos can help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation in your clients leading to an improved quality of life.

Home care providers

  • They can help to improve and maintain the cognitive and emotional well-being of your clients by providing activities for elderly people with dementia.
  • The videos help carers to get to know their clients better which can lead to the delivery of improved personalised care.
  • Let’s Chat videos have an outcome measure so that effectiveness can be demonstrated to CQC.

Let’s Chat testimonials

Let’s Chat is a lovely idea, simple and slow in delivery, reaching those in need of stimulation as well as those on the dementia scale.

Val Jones

Occupational Therapist

I highly recommend Let’s Chat as a resource for anyone living with memory problems or dementia. It’s an enjoyable activity, designed to be shared with a companion, to support conversation. It uses elements of reminiscence and cognitive stimulation which are known to support function and wellbeing in people living with memory difficulties. Whilst it is a well-structured activity, it can be used flexibly with opportunities to chat more around different themes and topics as they may emerge.
I would recommend Let’s Chat as an entertaining and enjoyable way to help support cognitive function.

Dr. Katherine Scott

Memory Service Consultant

Really lovely – congratulations on a great resource!

Hilary Woodhead

Executive Director of National Activity Providers Association (NAPA)