Our Football Memories project helps to improve the lives of football fans with dementia by using football images and memorabilia from the past to aid recall and memory. We talk about teams and matches from the past and work with images to stimulate memories and conversation.
Recall of great games, players and occasions can be spectacular and some fantastic stories emerge from the group sessions. We have invited many former players along to our sessions, which has been extremely popular, and participants enjoy a pie and Bovril at ‘half-time.’
Group members are also helped to produce a Football Memories Book which includes their own personal stories of their family and their football experiences.
Feedback from participants and their carers has been fantastic and the project has really helped to boost the confidence and self-esteem of those taking part, as well as provide an opportunity for carers in similar circumstances to get together and have a break and chat over a cup of tea.
If you are interested in coming along to the Football Memories group please contact Kevin Black from Alzheimer Scotland on 0141 410 0106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful to the SFA for their funding support for this programme.