Photo Albums and Memory Books Helpful When Visiting Elders
Posted Dec 22 2012 12:00am
Many people are reluctant to visit elders, whether they are
in their homes or a facility, mainly because they wonder what they’ll talk
about. While this reluctance is more of a worry if the elder has memory
problems from dementia, it’s often a problem even when memory isn’t an issue.
Since elders by definition have many decades of life to
their credit, they will likely enjoy looking back on the past. This is
especially important when people have Alzheimer’s disease , because their
disease prevents them from forming new memories. Nearly everyone enjoys reminiscing
to some degree. To help you kick off a nice visit with the elder you intend to
spend time with try bringing some props. Physical reminders should help your
visit go more smoothly.