Asking people with memory loss about past holidays can help them recall happy times
December 27, 2019
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Michael R. Nadorff, Mississippi State University and Mary E. Dozier, Mississippi State University
(THE CONVERSATION) Many people love the holidays because they are a time to make happy memories with loved ones.
But what if you could do something that would help restore memories in some of the people you love?
Using a process called reminiscence therapy, that may be possible. In reminiscence therapy, elders are encouraged to discuss memories across their lifespan, particularly m...