from the comfort of your own home
Teacup LifeStory Book content is created using evidence-based LifeStory Work sessions, delivered by professionals.
Our approach combines formal LifeStory work and principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. Outputs of the sessions – which are delivered using an online platform, such as zoom – provide the narrative content for Teacup LifeStory Books.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is an approach where brain cells are exercised in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. In the traditional sense – often in a small group setting – it includes reminiscence, giving opinions, listening to music, singing, quizzes and games. It was designed following extensive evaluation of research evidence and is widely recommended as an evidence-based treatment for people with memory problems, including for those living with dementia.
Our sessions draw upon ‘reminiscence’ Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and follow a tried-and-tested approach to gathering an individuals unique story.
As a part of the therapeutic process we will also provide you with activities to complete at home outside of your LifeStory Work sessions. These activities are designed to support you to recollect memories and to get the most out of your LifeStory process, as well as also offering you enjoyable and meaningful activities to complete together with someone close to you.
Chatting through your life helps to jog memory cells, keep up communication skills, and often provides some laughter recalling amusing anecdotes. Your Memory Guide won’t mind if you can’t remember everything or can’t find the right words. They have the skills to understand you no matter what.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and LifeStory work are recommended in the UK and internationally by:
Below are some reviews of our therapy process from Teacup clients:
Our Memory Guide explained it all very well. We enjoyed the whole process of taking our memories right back and looking through the photos together. We managed well on FaceTime video-link, this is how we often speak with our family.
Our Memory Guide worked with my mother on a number of occasions and helped her remember some things that I thought were long forgotten. Mother chose accompanying photographs and then they were put together into a beautiful book that can be passed down the generations.
This process made me realise you must not leave things too late. Get all the pictures, stories and writing early on. So many stories have already been lost. You always think there will be more time.
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