Intention: Validate a narrative and rekindle memories.
The foundation of this activity is a deep connection.
A resident shares a story, and we engage by expressing the emotions evoked by the narrative.
Gradually, we enhance our expression, initially through gestures and facial expressions, and as the game unfolds, we incorporate more extensive movements and vocal sounds.
These expressions create a powerful connection, and when executed skilfully, they help the resident recognise and relive the story or memory.
Begin with uncomplicated signals. Maintain awareness of the connection throughout to avoid imitating.