Activities, such as dancing, and trips to places like the beach might help people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's recall early memories according to a recent article, "Trip to the beach sparks memories in dementia patients" (October 8, 2017), that was published on the Bucks County Courier Times website.
The most comprehensive journal offered in the LifeBio store is the Memory Journal. It contains over 200 questions that cover many topics, including your family, childhood, schooling, career, life lessons, and notable historical events. The journal available for purchase now in the LifeBio store was updated in 2017.
The Great Story & Your Story: Connecting the Bible to Everyday Lives is a unique journal offered by LifeBio. Unlike other memory journals in the LifeBio store, this one also serves as a Bible study guide. It was co-written by LifeBio founder Beth Sanders and Dr. Richard Morgan, a retired pastor and professor.
The results of a recent trial led at the University of Exeter, King's College London, and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust were presented at the Azheimer's Association International Conference. According to an article published on Science Daily, "Two 'care staff champions' at each home were trained over four day-long sessions, to take simple measures that such as involve talking to residents about their interests and decisions around their own care. When combined with just one hour a week of social interaction, it improved quality of life and reduced agitation."
Another of LifeBio's many physical memory books is the Faith Journal, which allows people to document the things that matter the most to them in their faith journey. It can even be used to bring together multiple generations to discuss their faith and topics surrounding it.
An article published on June 26, 2017 by the International Business Times ("Dementia in Old Age Can Be Prevented By Cognitive Training, Report Says"), outlines a recent report that was released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which details that cognitive training could help prevent dementia.
Board Certified Music Therapist Natalie Spencer of Moorings Park found that she was having challenges coming up with ideas to stimulate meaningful conversation with some of her participants during their sessions. She mentioned this to the Director of Wellness, Celeste Lynch, who suggested that Natalie consider using LifeBio's Reminiscence Therapy program with her Music Therapy sessions.
Early in June, the Washington Post published an article online titled "How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age" (June 3, 2017). The article outlines a few simple things that can be done to help your memory.
Another of the many memory books offered in LifeBio's online shop is the Life Story Guide. This book offers a 25-question guide to provide an overview of your life and experiences. It also has an online template that corresponds, so you can even type your questions into the lovely format provided in a LifeBio online account!
When parents or grandparents are in the process of moving from their homes, that is a great opportunity to hear all about the treasures and mementos they have collected over their lifetimes. That is where LifeBio's The Story of My Treasures memory book comes in to help!
One of the many physical memory books available for purchase through LifeBio is the Life Story Journal, a 73-question biography template that guides you through some of the biggest pieces of your life.