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The BBC Reminiscence Archive, developed by the BBC, Dundee University and University of St Andrews, is a selection of archive material put together to support people living with dementia, and their carers.

The site allows you to search by theme or decade, and then to select from images, audio or video.  This could be a great tool for simply reminiscing, as an interesting conversation starter, and is also designed to be used as a tool to support reminiscence therapy – more details of which are available on the BBC Reminiscence Archive website.

How can I help someone to do this?

If you know someone who might enjoy exploring the past through this website, you could send them the details and help them get set up.  You could also use the tool as a way to introduce new topics of conversation, story telling or  reminiscence sessions, as mentioned above.

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