Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project – WRAP, was initially set up twenty years ago to support and train people caring for older people in our community and began its life under the control of Warwickshire’s Community Education Service.
As more and more people began to look after a loved one with dementia, WRAP’s support services have grown and adapted to their needs; we understand just how demanding looking after a loved one living with dementia can be. We’re here for you, whether it’s to lend an ear or help you access the training, funding and support you need.
What is Reminiscence
Reminiscence is what what we all do from time to time, chatting about past times, recalling memories and reliving experiences
Reminiscing creates a greater sense of well-being and is known to improve self-esteem and confidence. This in turn leads to improved quality of life to out loved ones and also leads to more supportive and engaged carers, volunteers and staff.
On this web site you’ll find resources for dementia care; from details about our memory box loan scheme, Reminiscence Therapy & Reminiscence Awareness training days and programmes to news about dementia-friendly trips and events.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us. Above all, if you’re looking after a loved one, remember you are not alone.
Its estimated that around 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 650,000 people are caring for a loved one living with dementia of some form, which can be a lonely and overwhelming role. Together we hope to make the valuable job you are already doing that little bit easier
Some of the Focus Areas
Watch the video below where Dr. Susie Henley and Dr. Jon Rohrer (University College London) describe what dementia is, how it relates to Alzheimer’s disease, and how these conditions affect the brain.
Source: Future Learn Course; The Many Faces of Dementia, UCL