Activity 20.3: Reflection

Consider what you would put in a life story box or book. This may include objects photographs, or letters. You can include anything that would stimulate conversation about your life. Make a short list and explain what these mean to you.

Now consider if you were an older person with dementia, what would you wish to show a student nurse. Is there anything you might not want to share?

This exercise is a useful way to prepare to care for the person with dementia and think about how you can provide support to ensure their choices are respected.

No answers supplied for this activity as it will reflect individual experiences.