Call to Mind Conversation Game

Call to Mind Conversation Game

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

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  • Know and understand the thinking, likes and dislikes of someone with memory loss
  • Stimulate reminiscence
  • Encourage conversation
  • Create connections with loved ones or carers
  • Ideal for group activities at home or in a professional setting

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

VAT Relief Yes
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

Additional Information

Key Features World's first dementia board game
Spark conversation and connect with your loved ones
Recall positive memories and stimulate conversation
Video rUYeKdup2i8?rel=0&showinfo=0&vq=hd1080
Dimensions (H) 5.8cm
Dimensions (W) 26.8cm
Dimensions (L) 26.8cm
Number of Pages No
Set Dimensions No
Material No
VAT Relief Yes
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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  • Excellent game for those with dementia

    Edwina (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    I have honestly loved everything I have purchased from Unforgettable for my mum who has dementia.
    The 'Call to Mind Conversation Game' has been very useful in helping my mum to remember, regale and engage in conversation.The board itself we don't tend to use but we use the cards to ask questions remotely and this works really well for us. Would highly recommend your website to my friends who care for those with dementia.You are on my favourites list! And I can't thank you enough for making such a difference.

  • Too broad and overwhelming

    Anonymous (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    I have found 'The Call To Mind conversation game' to not be very successful - only played it once as a result. My dad wasn't enthused by it and didn't really enjoy playing it but this could have been because of his mood. Since this time he has gone into a care home and it may be that a different setting along with a more positive mood may change his experience of it. I will say though that the time we did play it we found the questions too broad on such large topics and he found it to be overwhelming. I would suggest adding narrower more specific questions and multi choice questions to simplify it for those living with later stage dementia. Alongside the broader ones of course to suit everyone. Will persist with the game again once he's settled in the home

  • not useful for early stage dementia

    Anonymous (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    My mother is in mid stage dementia but does not want to acknowledge it - it has been very painful for her to relive it and for this reason I think the wording on the box that relates to dementia should be more discreet/hidden. I have had it to cover it up for fear of her seeing it as I know she would be very upset if she saw it and would take offence. It's a shame as I think it could be a great tool for reminiscing and regaling but I have delayed playing it because I had needed to cover up the obvious wording first.

  • Not ideal for early stage dementia

    Anonymous (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    I don't think the 'Call To Mind Conversation Game' is particularly good for early stage dementia. I think it is much better suited to people in the later stages. I think perhaps the branding and writing on the game should be taken off as someone who is in the early stages of dementia often does not want to acknowledge it and is likely to take offence. As a game I think it is more suitable for when bored or in a nursing home setting as opposed to a home setting as it feels a bit odd to just get out and play with all the family.

  • Very useful

    Yvonne (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    We found this to be very useful for the people living with dementia in the home. We employ a lot of toys and products to help make their lives easier and have found yours to be very useful.

  • Fit's it's purpose

    Anonymous (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    Found the 'Call To Mind Conversation Game' to be very good. We have a care home and a have purchased a few products from your website and they are all great! This along with the personalised jigsaw puzzle are particularly good. They really encourage personal conversations and I don't see how they can be improved as they do the job intended very well!

  • really useful

    Anonymous (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    Found this game to be really useful and effective. Mum doesn't really talk at all so this was very beneficial in encouraging her to engage and she has started talking now. We will be using this with her carer and writing the question and answers out for her so she can enjoy engaging with mum too.

  • fantastic

    Michael (reviewed on 19/07/2017)

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    I bought the 'Call to Mind' board game for mum and it is really fantastic! I have just spent the weekend with mum and the kids and we all had a a really great time playing this game. Mum really struggles to engage in conversation and communicate with the kids and this game has made it possible. Really wonderful game - highly recommend.

  • 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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