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Told in South Yorkshire Life Story Resource Pack

Summary

This pack has been developed by the Told in South Yorkshire - Life Story Work and People with Dementia Advisory Group. This group was formed in 2011 and comprises people with dementia, family, carers, health and social care staff and University lecturers.

A piece of art work was created by people living with Dementia from Grenoside Grange Hospital and Darnall Dementia Group; this has become the logo for the Advisory Group.

The idea for the pack emerged because:

  • Although many people are enthusiastic about using life story work, it can be difficult to get started
  • People with dementia, family carers and health and social care staff who attended workshops on using life story work requested some information
  • We wish to bring together our knowledge experiences and resources into one place that might be shared by others

The content of the pack was based on the findings from 8 focus groups and from conversations with people with dementia, family carers and care staff, asking what their information needs were.

Author/s

Jane McKeown, Tony Ryan, Lynsey Button, Sandra Galloway, Michelle Wattam, Claire Jepson, Kath Rimmer

Date of Creation

2013

Keywords

dementia, life story work

Downloadable Resources

Told in South Yorkshire Life Story Resource Pack

Other Related Resources

As Told in South Yorkshire website - provides information about the ongoing work of the group and access to further information and resources

 

McKeown, J. (2011) 'It made me see him in a different light': The Use of Life Story Work with Older People who have Dementia in Health and Social Care Practice. Unpublished PhD. University of Sheffield

 

McKeown, J. (2011) 'It made me see him in a different light': The Use of Life Story Work with Older People who have Dementia in Health and Social Care Practice. Appendices

 

List of Key References Relating to Life Story Work

 

Also of Interest

Yemeni Dreams – Sheffield Steel – A 30 minute documentary film that evolved from exploring Life Story Work with a group of older men from the Yemen living in Sheffield

 

Click on the link below to find out more and to purchase the book from Amazon (raising funds for FoNS): 

Gibson, F. (2011) Reminiscence and Life Story Work, Fourth Edition. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers