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Forgotten

Sadly my father suffers from Alzheimer's, so he has forgotten much of his life.  In the hospital I work at, is a Memory Walk ... photos, items, film posters, etc, to help those who have forgotten their life so far.


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That is lovely and compassionate. My mother is beginning to have memory issues, and I'll remember this idea. Thank you.
Poor Dad is not doing too well since Mum died, but looking through pictures of places we have visited together still do bring back memories.
What a lovely, worthwhile, thing.
It is good to see such a large area that this covers, plus a related garden of items such as a phone box, etc
*hugs* my mother died from Alzheimers. Something like this would be wonderful.

- Erulisse (one L)
Poor Dad is not doing too well since Mum died, but looking through pictures of places we have visited together still do bring back memories.

I hope you can find somewhere to help your mum.
That's a great idea - combining gentle exercise with some gentle jogging of the memory. When I worked years ago as an Occupational Therapy librarian, we had memory boxes in the Library with large cards showing photos of film stars and familiar scenes from the past in a similar way. I know a lot of care homes also use singing and music as therapy for patients with dementia, as we can often remember songs long after other verbal memories have gone...
Poor Dad is not doing too well since Mum died, but looking through pictures of places we have visited together still do bring back memories.

His care home has a few choirs/singers come in who sing popular songs ... I went to one, and it was good to see Dad joining in.
I'm glad the care home organise that for the residents. I can imagine losing your Mum must have been particularly difficult for your Dad to cope with in his already fragile state :-(
Thank you ... it is hard for him to grasp a lot of the time.
What a great idea, and good choice for the prompt! My late grandmother suffered badly from dementia, and although she also was half-blind it was the visual triggers that helped her easiest to remember something or somebody for quite some time.
Poor Dad is not doing too well since Mum died, but looking through pictures of places we have visited together still do bring back memories.

Mum had lost much of her sight and her memory was just beginning to suffer, so don't know how I could have helped her as much.
What a good idea. And what an apt, if sad, response to the prompt. I'm so sorry about your father.
Poor Dad is not doing too well since Mum died, but looking through pictures of places we have visited together still do bring back memories.

He is 91, and still knows a lot of what is happening, if you take it slow.
Oh, what a touching response to the prompt. I'm so glad that the Memory Walk helps Alzheimer's patients to coax back some of their precious memories. This is incredibly skilful and kind.
It is good to see such a large area that this covers, plus a related garden of items such as a phone box, etc