A guided discussion and a quiz on the theme of food.

Suitable For: Early Stage, Early-Mid Stages, Mid Stage

This activity can be used for mixed groups of people with dementia. However, if the group is large you may want to break the group into smaller sub-groups to ensure everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts.

Aim: To stimulate the memory using guided reminiscence and a food theme quiz for those who enjoy a challenge.

Resources Needed: Attached documents. You may want to also have some old foods or sweets available during the discussion

Length of Time: 60-90 minutes


1. If you have some food or sweets with you you might want to share them while you ask the questions on the discussion part of the resource, alternatively you can start the discussion with an example of your favourite childhood meal or a favourite food related memory.

2. There are 2 options with the quiz – split the group into teams and give them a piece of paper to write the answers on, or if time is a problem you can read the questions out and have people shout the answers out.

With thanks to Hand In Hand Care for sharing their resource.

Download Food, Glorious Food

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