I was speaking to my dad the other day and he shared that he’d shown my grandmother her old village on Google Street View. He said that they’d spent about an hour ‘walking’ around the area where she was born as she told him stories of who lived where and what they did. She really enjoyed it, and being fairly confined to the house now, it gave her a sense of freedom.
I’m really keen to sit down with her and record her memories whilst looking at Google Street View to keep an oral history.
Do you know of anyone who has used Google Street View for reminiscence therapy? It strikes me as a very valuable way of entertaining and supporting older people to use technology in new ways.
Another argument for getting better wifi access in residential care homes methinks.