Call to Mind Conversation Game

Call to Mind Conversation Game

SKU: CTM0010

Availability: In stock

£37.99 incl. VAT ?

Key Benefits

  • World's first dementia board game
  • Spark conversation and connect with your loved ones
  • Recall positive memories and stimulate conversation

In the early- to mid-stages of dementia, lapses in memory and episodes of confusion may begin to affect the way in which a person communicates with their family and friends. Feeling frustrated, helpless and unsure of themselves, they may choose to withdraw rather than risk an upsetting situation. When this happens, finding things to talk about can be a struggle. As a carer, you may worry about saying the wrong thing, choosing instead to say nothing. This is a mistake and the absence of conversation can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of the person in question. Why not try playing a specially designed game together instead?

Call to Mind is a brilliant game conceived by Angela Newton, an occupational therapist working in elderly care, in conjunction with University College London’s Professor of Psychiatry of Older People, Gill Livingston, and brought to market by Angela’s sister, Laura. Designed to help the person with dementia to connect with, and to recall, positive personal memories, inspiring conversations and making it easier for them to enjoy quality time with family, friends and carers across all generations. The game can also boost the morale and self-esteem of the individual with dementia, particularly when other players show genuine interest in their opinions and experiences.

Best used in the early-to-mid stages of dementia, or when somebody has mild cognitive impairment, this game is extremely easy to play. Simply spin the spinner and choose one of four colour coded cards, matching an image and answering a question. Two to four players can easily sit round the board together and it is not necessary for the full game to be played in order to enjoy or benefit from it. The question cards, alone, can be used to stimulate conversations across a range of topics and so make communication easier. Often, questions are about things that an older person might not have discussed for a while, such as a holiday they particularly enjoyed or where they grew up. This can prompt distinct memories. As well as stimulating the mind, playing the game also exercises the senses, hand movement and speech.

Note: Colour coded feedback sheets are included on which information can be recorded. Designed to fit into a care plan folder so that all carers can access them.

Features & Specification

Dimensions (W) 26.8cm
Dimensions (L) 26.8cm
Dimensions (H) 5.8cm
Weight 0.9

Usage

The Journey Early, Mid
Your Home Living Room
Challenges Boredom, Communication, Loneliness and Isolation, Sadness and Depression, Self-Identity and Self Worth
Living Better Connected and engaged, Fun, Self-Identity and Self Worth, Stimulated, Understood

Delivery & returns

UK Delivery Time 3-5 days
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Returns Yes

Additional Information

Key Features World's first dementia board game
Spark conversation and connect with your loved ones
Recall positive memories and stimulate conversation
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Dimensions (H) 5.8cm
Dimensions (W) 26.8cm
Dimensions (L) 26.8cm
Number of Pages No
Set Dimensions No
Material No
VAT Relief No
Challenges Boredom, Communication, Loneliness and Isolation, Sadness and Depression, Self-Identity and Self Worth
Living Better Connected and engaged, Fun, Self-Identity and Self Worth, Stimulated, Understood
Your Home Living Room
The Journey Early, Mid
Pack Size No
Returns Yes
Subscription No
Author No

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Expert Reviews

  • Mr. James Ashwell, Founder of Unforgettable
    A very special board game specially designed for people with dementia

    Mr. James Ashwell, Founder of Unforgettable

    One of our biggest challenges was finding ways to keep Mum occupied and engaged with the world. We bought many board games in high street stores which initially seemed suitable, but were usually either too complicated, too childish or quickly became too difficult. So this game, designed by Angela Newton, an occupational therapist who works with people who have dementia, is pretty special because it's so well thought out. I will be trying it out on the person I care for who has dementia and I'm very confident he will enjoy it.

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  • Superb

    Barbara (reviewed on 13/07/2016)

    It he first time I played this with my 93 year old mum we had a glorious hour of reminiscences at the end of which she said 'just shows we don't talk enough'. How true, two days later she suffered a stroke and her voice has been taken but I have the by special hour to cherish. if her voice returns I hope to be able to share it with her again, but may be able to use the trigger cards to help me to speak to her. would suggest to anyone that they try this game. It would have been great for her grandchildren and great grandchildren to play with her.

  • Can't recommend this highly enough

    CW (reviewed on 21/04/2016)

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    I bought this for my mother just as we were introducing carers into the home, a very traumatic time. It has been hugely successful in helping the carers to get to know my mother, open conversation and build a relationship with her, something that she was reluctant to do otherwise. She now loves to regale them with stories of the pony she had as a child and her days at boarding school! Although designed as a game, it is incredibly simple and can be easily adapted to the needs and interests of the individual so that it really just acts as a prompt for conversation. The care home which provides the carers is so impressed by it that they plan to buy it too!

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