About Me

Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

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Bumper Christmas Picture Quiz


By way of celebration, here is a 'Christmas Picture Quiz' to use for a short CST group session, with some music suggestions thrown in. The quiz encourages facial recognition and recall, but mainly promotes reminiscence about Christmases past. Alternatively, you could use it for a family activity after Christmas dinner.

Happy Christmas to subscribers, followers and friends.

Nadolig Llawen

(Answers after the pictures and questions, so if printing out as a handout be careful not to give the answers!)

1.

His name?

His dog's name?

The show?

2.

Their names?

The show in 1963 where one introduced the other?

3.

Their character name

Their real name?

Associated with which flower?

4.

The TV show?

The characters names?

Where was it set?

5.

Her name?

Who she partners with on several property shows?

6.

Her name?

Associated with which football club?

7.

Her name?

Her father and his past role?

8.

His name?

His first TV show?

9.

Their names?

Their festive season single?

10.

Their names?

The two Christmas UK number 1s from one band member?

11.

Their names?

Their hit Christmas single?

12.

Their names?

The TV show?

13.

His name?

His dog's name?

The cat's name?

14.

Her name?

Her Christmas single?

15.

Their names?

Their current address?

16.

Their names?

Their children's names?

17.

Their names?

Their two co-hosted shows?

18.

Their names?

Their bands?

19.

His name?

True or false. Best selling artist of the decade?

20.

Raised funds for which charity?

That charity was set up by which two pop stars?

21.

Their character names?

Their real names?

The TV drama and year of the infamous separation?

22.

Her name?

Just gone into number 1 on the US Billboard with which 25 year old song?

23.

Their names?

Their band?

Their hit Christmas single?

24.

Their names?

The show they paired on?

25.

Her real name?

Her character's name?

The TV drama?

26.

The actor's names?

The 2003 Christmas movie?

27.

His name?

His 1985 hit Christmas song?

28.

His name?

His previous name?

Where is he from?

29.

The actors' names?

The 1939 movie?

What they each were looking for?

30.

The 1942 movie this 1953 remake was based on?

The actors' names?

The best selling single of all time?

31.

The 1990 Christmas movie?

The character's name?

The actor's name?

32.

The character's name?

The actor's name?

The author?

33.

The TV show?

Starring?

Her catchphrase?

34.

The character's name?

The actor's name?

The catchphrase?

35.

The actor's name?

The 2003 Christmas movie?

36.

The character's names?

The creators?

37.

The TV show?

The characters names?

The two creators?

38.

The TV show?

The character's names?

The car they drove?

39.

The TV show?

The actor's names?

The one on the left's character's name?

40.

The 1951 movie?

The actor?

The four ghosts?

41.

The 1946 movie?

Starring which two actors?

The name of the angel?

42.

Who is he?

The TV show he hosted with red boxes?

43.

Their names?

The song associated with their TV show?

44.

The TV show?

Their character's names?

The actor's names?

The hymn which opened the show?

45.

The 1965 movie?

The character?

The actress?

46.

The character's name?

The actor's name?

47.

Their names?

What show did they first star in together?

48.

The TV drama?

The character's names?

49.

His name?

His best selling festive single?

46.

Her full name?

Her four residences?

The time of her address?

ANSWERS

1. John Noakes Shep Blue Peter 2. Jimmy Tarbuck & Bruce Forsyth Sunday Night At The London Palladium 3. Dame Edna Everage Barry Humphries Gladioli 4. Father Ted Fathers Ted, Dougal & Jack & Mrs Doyle Craggy Island 5. Kirsty Allsop Phil Spencer 6. Delia Smith Norwich 7. Nigella Lawson Nigel Lawson / Chancellor Of The Exchequer 8. Jamie Oliver The Naked Chef 9. Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson - ABBA Happy New Year 10. George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney Mull Of Kintyre & Pipes Of Peace 11. Kirsty McColl & Shane MacGowan Fairytale Of New York 12. Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc & Mary Berry Great British Bake Off 13. Boris Johnson Dilyn Larry 14. Kate Bush December Will Be Magic Again 15. Donald & Melanie Trump The Whitehouse 16. Prince William & Kate Middleton Prince Harry & Megan Markle George, Charlotte, Louis & Archie 17. Philip Schofield & Holly Willoughby This Morning & Dancing On Ice 18. Chris Martin & Robbie Williams Coldplay & Take That 19. Ed Sheeran True 20. Band Aid Bob Geldof & Midge Ure 21. Den & Angie Watts Lesley Grantham & Anita Dobson Eastenders 1986 22. Maria Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You 23. George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley Wham Last Christmas 24. Debbie McGee & Kevin Clifton Strictly Come Dancing 25. Dame Maggie Smith Violet Crawley Downtown Abbey 26. Hugh Grant & Martine McCutcheon Love Actually 27. Aled Jones Walking In The Air 28. Pope Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio Buenos Aires, Argentina 29. Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley & Judy Garland - Wizard Of Oz Brain, Heart, Courage & Home 30. Holiday Inn Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen & Danny Kaye White Christmas 31. Home Alone Kevin McCallister Macaulay Culkin 32. Bridget Jones Rene Zellweger Helen Fielding 33. Miranda Miranda Hart “Such fun” 34. Alan Partridge Steve Coogan “Aha” 35. Will Ferrell Elf 36. Smithy, Stacey, Gavin & Nessa James Corden & Ruth Jones 37. The Royale Family Nana, Jim, Barbara, Denise, Dave & Anthony Caroline Aherne & Craig Cash 38. Only Fools And Horses Del Boy, Rodney & Grandpa Yellow Reliant Robin 39. Porridge Ronnie Barker & Richard Beckinsale Norman Stanley Fletcher 40. Scrooge Alistair Sim Jacob Marley & Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come 41. It’s A Wonderful Life James Stewart & Donna Reed Clarence 42. Noel Edmonds Deal Or No Deal 43. Eric Morecombe & Ernie Wise Bring Me Sunshine 44. Vicar Of Dibley Alice Tinker & Geraldine Grainger Emma Chambers & Dawn French

The Lord Is My Shepherd 45. Sound Of Music Maria Von Trapp Julie Andrews 46. Agnes Brown Brendan O’Carroll 47. Ant McPartlin & Declan Donnelly Byker Grove 48. Coronation Street Ken Barlow, Carla O’Connor & Liz McDonald 49. Nat King Cole Christmas Song 50. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral & Sandringham 3pm


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