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Photo Albums and Memory Books Helpful When Visiting Elders

Posted Apr 13 2013 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.

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