Taste and Memory is an interactive tool based around food that can be used to aid in discussions with dementia patients. Throughout my research I worked with a dementia patient and their friends to help identify some of the issues that they face.
Issues with nutrition and forgetting to eat at set meal times were amongst some of the problems. Throughout my research sessions I had noticed that the friends of this patient would bring small dishes to share whenever they met up. However, conversation was something that seemed to struggle with.
This set of cards provides friendly conversation prompts that a group can use to be used to reminisce through old memories. Cards can also be stored and saved for future group visits to inspire new conversation.