(This is a continuation from LifeBio’s blog on Emotional Wellness from Tuesday, June 30th.)
Storytelling and Emotional Wellness
What is Emotional Wellness?
“Hello again, hello. Just called to say hello…
Hello, my friend, hello. Just called to let you know I think about you…
(From “Hello Again” written by Neil Diamond and Alan Lindgren)
Sometimes in the most difficult of times, the most amazing things happen.
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Topic: HISTORICAL EVENTS (week 4 of 8)
What is Reminiscence therapy?
As a four-year-old, when interviewed by my preschool teacher, this is how I described my mother:
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A Unique Story
YOU Are Special!
Dementia Changes People
LIFEBIO HELPS PEOPLE... AND SENIOR COMMUNITIES!
For over a decade, www.LifeBio.com has helped tens of thousands of people tell their life stories using our online platform, which guides the user through a series of biographical questions, then allows the individual to create his or her very own book. In addition to serving the consumer, however, it has been the great privilege of LifeBio to assist senior living communities across the nation capture and preserve the biographical information of their residents, which staff and volunteers can use to focus their person-centered care plans to meet the unique needs of each individual.
As I meet and visit with people with memory loss, it is apparent that there is great comfort in being deeply known. We all want to be known and remembered by the people around us each day. We want to be reminded that our lives have significance and meaning. We have things to contribute....
Here is a link to more about the affordable solutions from LifeBio that work in both memory care and in senior living/health care (we feel that knowing the whole person and capturing life stories effectively is so very important---we make it simple to gather at least a simple biography on every person using the web, an app, or our Life Story Guide or our MemoryBio Photo Album for starting conversations with those who have dementia), but I am also going to suggest some of my favorite programs that are also complementary....
The gray house on the left. The sunporch is now enclosed.
Life Stories & Connecting with Your Family is a Great New Year's Resolution
Veterans History Told to Grandchildren Matters
Writing Your Autobiography
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1) A LifeBio.com Membership allows seniors or their family members to have a step-by-step process to record life stories. You can even use it with people who are experiencing memory loss -- to capture what matters most before it is too late.
There will be 3 opportunities to connect with LifeBio at the AARP Conference this coming week.
Ethical wills are a way to share your love with family and friends. It is a heartfelt letter describing what matters most to you in your life. Unlike a Last Will and Testament, an ethical will is NOT a legal document. It describes the treasures of your heart, and passes on life lessons, values, beliefs, prayers, hopes and dreams for future generations.
"Nonpharmacological Interventions Key To Model"
“They know me,” she says proudly when we sit down to talk. “They remember who I am.”
1) Is it web-based for easy access on all types of PCs, iPads, and other online devices? With family, volunteers, and staff helping to collect memories, it's great to have a private, secure online account where the information can be stored. 128-bit encrypted sites are a very good idea.
LifeBio Launch - Capturing Veteran’s Stories Made Easy Just in Time for Veteran's Day
Lifelogging can mean wearing a video capture device around your neck or using a technology device or website to record what you did today -- maybe every minute or every hour of the day.
1) Reminiscence impacts all dimensions of wellness -- especially the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social aspects. Even the physical dimension is touched with reports of lowered pain and increased brain activity.
1) Talk about the people. The people who shaped your life are going to be an important part of your story. Parents, grandparents, siblings, close aunts and uncles....these are people worth writing about.
New technology at St. Anne Home will soon allow residents to write their own life stories.
GracePointe Crossing 'Celebrating America with Veterans' Stories
LifeBio is laser focused on using innovative technology and other tools to help ensure memories are not lost or forgotten in senior living, health care organizations, nursing homes, adult day programs, and home health care settings. Why?
A typical social history is an interview process used by a social worker during an intake process, typically associated with medical services. It would detail where someone grew up, and who the immediate family is and how to contact them. It would talk about the person's educational background and their family and marital status. Work life would be a key part of a social history, and it may even include hobbies and interests. The social history may include any problems or concerns the person is facing....and look to the future to have the person describe their goals.