LIfe Story Work

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What is it?

At Treasured Times we recognise the critical role of Life Story work in supporting helping our elders to be able to tell the story of their life and help their memories of past events. People with dementia, or other age related memory loss, and other age-related memory sometimes need help to communicate important aspects of their identity – like background, interests, who and what is important to them – due to problems with memory loss and communication. Life Story work helps the person understand their past experiences and how they have coped with events in their life.

People living with dementia sometimes need help to communicate important aspects of their identity such as their background, interests, who and what is important to them. Our experts use Reminiscing Therapy to assist your loved one in remembering their lives prior to the onset of memory loss and/or dementia. The process is also extremely beneficial as a therapeutic tool for family members in recognising and remembering their loved one prior to the onset of dementia.

 Using a carefully structured process, our experts enable the individual and their family to identify a person's achievements throughout their life; allowing the person with dementia to feel proud of themselves.  The resources and activities trigger memories of times when an older person may have felt better about themselves – times when they were stronger and more important. This engagement helps older people feel good about themselves in the present.


Life story work is also an invaluable resource if your loved one eventually requires a person centred/individualised care plan.

 

The resources and activities trigger memories of times when an older person may have felt better about themselves – times when they were stronger and more important. This engagement helps older people feel good about themselves in the present.

Your Choice

Individuals and their families can choose to just enjoy the benefits of Reminiscing Therapy or may opt to create a biography to keep and pass on to future generations.