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The Wayback Memory Films


Wayback Films

The Wayback is a joyful way to relive the past with someone living with dementia.

A series of entertaining and unique reminiscence memory films that actually immerse the viewer, stimulating memories and sparking conversations with carers and loved ones.

Key features

These specially made films - shot in 360 degrees surround sound and vision for a fun, immersive experience – faithfully recreate family life and times set around the Queen’s Coronation street parties of 1953 and England’s World cup winning summer of 1966. Each film is packed with memories, using music, fashion, food and conversation to help the viewer relive and share their own experiences. The films were created with the help of hundreds of volunteer actors, extras, an Emmy award winning director and a professional film crew.

Wayback has been welcomed as a non-intrusive way to rouse curiosity, amazement, enjoyment and memories of happy times for people living with dementia. Developed with the support of experts, The Wayback was awarded the coveted UK Challenge Dementia Prize - launched by Essex County Council with the support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

How it works
  • Follow the link and complete The Wayback's online registration form
  • Download the easy-to-use app available on Apple or Android
  • The Wayback will mail you a Google Cardboard viewing device which your phone slides into for viewing the films in Virtual Reality
  • Relive the past together watching the films and discussing the memories they prompt

20% of the sale price goes to Alzheimer’s Society, supporting people with dementia and ultimately finding a cure.

*Please note when clicking on the 'Find out more' button you will be redirected away from the Alzheimer's Society Online Shop. 

The Wayback enables people living with dementia and their families to connect and share memories. Through these memories and connections people can maintain their identities, friendships and family links. The Wayback is a powerful and useful resource for professionals and families alike’ – Professor Martin Green, CEO Care England


Your order will be processed promptly and we expect to deliver in three to five working days, however some products are despatched directly from the supplier and may take longer to arrive so please allow up to 14 days for standard delivery.

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If a product is unsuitable or you’re unhappy we offer a 28-day hassle-free return policy for any product purchased from our website. We will immediately replace the goods or refund your money, whichever you prefer. All we ask is that the product is returned as delivered. Postage costs will not be refunded.

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