Plant Your Special Garden of Memories

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What is a garden of memories?

Plant Your Special Garden of Memories

Start your special garden of memories by:

*Never assuming your elderly loved one is all right, or will ask for your help. Volunteer…volunteer…and volunteer again.

*Discuss current events. By discussing current events, you will be able to discover if something is not right emotionally or physically. If your loved one cannot recall the day of the week, or appears to be distracted or lost, something could be happening to them.

*Get your family involved with your elderly loved one. Encourage your children, or grandchildren to visit.

*Record special moments! When your elderly loved one shares stories of old times, along with cherished memories, record them into a tape recorder, camera, or if not available, jot notes down. These moments will be cherished forever!



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