I go as a volunteer to the care home at the top of my road. Lots of the ladies I talk to have dementia. When I started I was way too shy - I think a lot of conversations were about the weather! Now I know them better. Sometimes I read short stories or we play bingo or other games. I really liked hearing about Taking Note when you came to meet the ACTIVE board and I wanted to try reading them out to the ladies. I had such positive feedback. It kind of sparked conversations. They started talking about their lives. Sometimes the short stories go on too long but these were short and snappy so I think stuck with them more. I especially remember the one about the lady in the Jubilee Garden. We talked a lot about that one. One lady told us about how much she had loved playing outside with her siblings. I think it gave them something they could relate to.
Eesha (16), ACTIVE Board representative