A photo or sound can evoke many thoughts, feelings and memories. Below are some short clips that use Dorset’s wintery scenery combined with a sound that you might hear if you were there to feel as if you are in the photo.
Under each of the clips you will find some example ‘prompts’ to help you involve your senses. What else would you see, hear, feel, smell or taste if you were there?
Spark conversation with others
These videos can be a great tool to use between friends, family, carers and particularly people living with cognitive impairments such as dementia. Ask questions like, ‘what do you think that place would smell like?’ to really help involve your senses and engage in the images and see where the conversation goes. We often find one subject will lead to another, and before you know it all kinds of fond memories are flooding in.