This page contains resources used for the BasebALZ reminiscence sessions. Our normal BasebALZ “season” consists of six “sessions”, usually held on a bi-weekly schedule. The resources listed here can be used by volunteers to preview upcoming sessions, by participants/caregivers to catch up on sessions they may have missed, or by other SABR chapters or volunteer groups as ideas for starting their own Alzheimer’s reminiscence programs.
Note: when you click on one of the links below, the selected file will download onto your device. Most of these files are either Word or PowerPoint documents. When you open some of the files, you will get messages asking if you want to edit them and whether or not you want to enable access to external files (links to youtube videos and other media). You should be safe in answering “yes” to both of these messages.
We’ve captured some thoughts about how to start a program in your community:
Prior to beginning a season, Alzheimer’s Texas conducts a training session for our volunteers. This training includes an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as background and guidance on reminiscence therapy. The training presentations are here:
DISCLAIMER: All BasebALZ materials (linked below) have been created by volunteers for the sole purpose of providing reminiscence programming for participants with dementia and their caregivers. As such, we make no representation as to the accuracy or ownership of any information used herein. The availability of these materials is intended for non-profit/charitable purposes and is not to be used commercially. All users are encouraged to exercise due diligence when using these materials.
An example schedule for an entire season is here: BasebALZ Season Schedule
Session One resources are here:
Session Two resources are here:
Session Three resources are here:
Session Four resources are here:
Session Five resources are here:
Session Six resources are here:
Additional presentations and other resources are here:
We have some additional “Years in Baseball” that can be used as needed:
We created a series of presentations to get participants to talk about their favorite players at different positions. Here they are:
We don’t talk just about baseball. Whatever topic might stir some pleasant memories among the participants is open for discussion.
“Playlists” of links to video and audio files that can supplement presentations: