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As We Were Memory Cards


As We Were Memory Cards are set of  cards containing imagery of the fashions, jobs and professions in Britain from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Created to encourage reminiscence, provide an enjoyable activity, and act as an aid to conversation and communication.

  • A5 double sided fully laminated set of cards
  • 16 cards containing 30 images
  • Carers/relatives information sheet supplied



This set of As We Were Memory Cards are fully illustrated.

Each card has been especially designed by Les Ives to evoke happy memories, and feature imagery of the fashions, jobs and professions in Britain from the 1940s to the 1970s.

How to use in a healthcare setting

Engaging healthcare settings are especially important and should always be a key factor for the wellbeing of patients and residents.

In a care setting, a comprehensive approach to wellbeing has numerous positive outcomes. Overall, Decades Book brings to life people and memories.

Helping a person with dementia to be active and involved in life can greatly improve their quality of life. Furthermore reducing agitation and improving sleep can also benefit nutrition.

Offer a varied activity program.

  • Physical
  • Mental,
  • Social
  • Creative activities
  • Sensory
  • Reminiscence.

Stimulating the mind

Recommendations given in the 2011 World Alzheimer’s Report suggest that routinely providing individualized cognitive stimulation to those with mild to moderate stages of dementia can produce short-term improvements and/or reduce the decline in cognitive function.

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Altogether, the As We Were Cards Set is terrific reminiscence aid and way to find out more about residents’ likes and dislikes.

As We Were Cards are also an ideal gift for a loved one or friend.

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