People with Dementia often recall their younger years.
According to Aplaceformom.com, there are some ways to connect with a loved one whose short term memory has faded.
First, create a memory bag. Fill the bag with items that remind them of their teens and 20’s.
You can also turn up the tunes. Listen to a playlist or radio station of music from their teenage years.
Get outdoors. A walk through nature could engage the senses and spark conversations.
Finally, you can indulge in some of their skills. If you’re loved one enjoyed things like knitting or quilting, they may be able to recall their skills.
Research shows that muscles can often remember what the brain has forgotten.
Just some activities to keep in mind when helping a loved one with Dementia.