On Friday 21 June 2019 at 11am our new REWIND shop will be officially opened by Noddy Holder. Noddy will be cutting the ribbon on our new vinyl records, vinatge furniture and cafe. The rest of the day there will be opportunity to join in with our celebrations of winning the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and opening our new shop. Come and join us!
Free skipping ropes for children at our Mindful Gifts CIC Shop in Darlaston. Walk to our shop, collect your free skipping rope, have fun playing with it, walk back to the shop 2 weeks later and receive another free activity! (walk with or without an adult, depending on parents’ wishes and safety) @phwalsall #WalsallHealthierYou #MakeASwap #Change4Life
Methods for prompting a person’s memory
Some people with dementia appear to ‘travel back in time’, reliving memories from when they were younger. They might expect grown up children to be small again, or expect their parents to still be alive, or even revert back in their mind to previous marriages or relationships.
There are cues you can use to help the person with dementia make the connections between the past and the present. The following tips may help to do this:
- Put up photos around the house of important times you were together, such as weddings, birthdays, children’s parties
- Show the progression of time in these photos, so that they show a spouse or partner when young, but also throughout time and how they are now
- Keep a photo album on display with the photos clearly marked with people’s names, the year and the event, following the progression from the past to the present day
- Wear clothes around the house that the person would associate with you; these could include a favourite item of clothing or styles from when you were both younger
- Wear aftershave or perfume that the person associates with you. If they have a favourite perfume or aftershave, encourage its use; often the sense of smell can evoke positive memories when words cannot
Source Dementia UK https://tinyurl.com/yd6o4g4k
Kath has made us a lovely rag rug poppy wreath for our window . We will be dressing our window for World War 1 Centenary on 11 November 2018. We will be having a ‘Thank You Party’ on Saturday 10 November 2018, 7pm, tickets £4.99 and we will also be opening our Mindful Gifts Shop on Sunday for free tea for people attending the parade and remembrance in Darlaston.
Who would have thought that vinyl would come back big time! So what is the difference between a single record and a LP?
The most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm, and the standard diameter, 7 inches (18 cm).The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 RPM shellac discs. The first 45 rpm records were monural, with recordings on both sides of the disc.
Terms such as “long-play” (LP) and “extended-play” (EP) describe multi-track records that play much longer than the single-item-per-side records, which typically do not go much past four minutes per side. An LP can play for up to 30 minutes per side, though most played for about 22 minutes per side, bringing the total playing time of a typical LP recording to about forty-five minutes. Many pre-1952 LPs, however, played for about 15 minutes per side.
However, at the end of the day , what can be more entertaining than listening to the ‘crackle’ of an old vintage record!
Our Mindful Gifts CIC shop will unfortunately close its doors on Wednesday 30 June 2021. I would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters who has helped to make the shop a huge success over the last 7 years in supporting the community and people with dementia. Mindful Gifts CIC will continue to operate its website, Facebook Marketplace and have stands in the community as well as other activities. Vicki Phipps, Director and founder