Ways to Capture Memories: Seniors with Alzheimer’s

5 Ways to Capture Memories: Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Posted On 14 Nov 2014 By : 

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Even if your loved one suffers from the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, there are numerous ways to evoke and preserve their memories of the past.

5 Ways to Capture Memories: Living With Dementia

One of the most difficult situations for caregivers and family of someone with Alzheimer’s occurs when a loved one begins to experience memory loss. While recent events may become confusing and blurry, the person with Alzheimer’s may remember the past more vividly than the present. Family and friends are in a unique position to help their loved one preserve current memories and capture the past for posterity – helping to record an individual legacy that might otherwise be lost. Learn more about capturing these memories during this time.

How to Prompt Memories in Seniors with Alzheimer’s
(read details online)

  1. Show photos and mementoes:
  2. Visit a hometown or a family reunion:
  3. Play a favorite song:
  4. Harness the power of taste and smell:
  5. Ask the right questions:

5 Ways to Capture Memories for Posterity
(read details online)

  1. Label and archive photos. 
  2. Create a scrapbook and keepsake box. 
  3. Record an oral history. 
  4. Make a video.
  5. Keep a written biography or journal.


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