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Memory book for my grandma

There is nothing more priceless than the gift of life stories.  I know that my own grandmother's life story really changed my life.  I thought, "I'm just like you, and you are just like me!"  But I would never have had that experience if grandma's life story was not recorded. 

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Memory Journal

One of the very best gifts you can give a parent or grandparent for the holidays is a Memory Journal. After all, there is no one else like your mother, father, grandfather, or grandmother.

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Writing an Autobiography

Writing Your Autobiography

There is no one else like YOU.  It's certainly not as difficult as you might think to write an autobiography.  In fact, it can be a matter of just answering a few questions.  Sometimes, even if you're planning a whole book, it may be just good to start simple with the basics of your life history.  Maybe you're just interested in sharing your life story with your children and grandchildren. 

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Autobiography Examples -- What to say when you're not sure where to start

Autobiographies are not just for the rich and famous.  No, today, anyone can create a short and simple biography or a more long and detailed biography.  It's as simple as following an autobiography template.  Since there is no one else like YOU, it is certainly something you should do while you have the chance.  You may also be thinking about a parent or grandparent who has memories from the past to share. 

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My Biography and Your Biography

Are you considering writing a biography? If sometimes people tell you, "you should write a book" then it's probably true.  You SHOULD write a book.  Most people don't know where to start, but they do definitely have something to say.  So where to begin? 

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How to Capture Life Stories in Hospitals

How do you start capturing life stories in a hospital? Here are some reasons WHY it is a great idea and HOW it can work...

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Only 1 million of 16 million WWII Veterans remain. Act now!

This is our last chance to gather the life stories of the World War II generation. Both veterans and their spouses have amazing memories and experiences to share without delay. Over the next few years, this is our opportunity to learn more about our parents and grandparents. These stories will be lost or forgotten if they are not recorded. Here is your chance.

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Using Biographical Data to Impact Person-Centered Care for Culture Change

What if every person had a biography? What if a resident/client could be viewed in various stages of life so that staff could see the myriad of experiences they have lived through? What difference would it make? Is it possible that capturing life stories is truly the answer to many of the problems facing assisted living providers today?

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Beating Loneliness Through Life Stories

A recent U.S. study found that social isolation and loneliness are major health risks---as bad or worse than chronic illness, obesity, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or alcoholism. This report joins a host of other recent studies, revealing what those of us on the culture change journey already know: Loneliness is a killer. The best outcomes are a necessity in the changing health care landscape. So, addressing social isolation, sooner rather than later, is vital to your organization’s success.

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