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Using Past Memories to Comfort Alzheimer's Patients (2 of 6)

Laurie Owen from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how to use your loved one's memories to provide comfort in the present. People with Alzheimer's disease or another Dementia, often experience problems with memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Because they are often no longer able to store new information efficiently, people with the Dementia often use experiences from the past to make sense of the present.

By gathering stories and information from your loved ones past, you can help create meaningful activities for them and manage their behaviors more effectively, thereby reducing stress and providing a better quality of life. At Home Instead Senior Care, we call this capturing life's journey.

Thoughts and stories from others

  1. January 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm
    Posted by Vicki Davis

    I am in the process in creating a module to facilitate an educational session for Living with Dementia caregivers Component is social/recreational programming with their loved one. Thankyou for your support and guidance.

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