Class 2: Capturing Life's Journey

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Techniques for Capturing Memories

Research has shown that talking with people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias about their lives can create positive emotional experiences, reduce stress and provide a better quality of life. There are three techniques for gathering information: Ask questions, observe surroundings and talk with family and friends. Do remember the sessions should be easygoing and light. Music, photos and objects can help enhance memory gathering. Family events are also great places to collect spontaneous memories.