Holidays can be a difficult time for those suffering from memory loss as well as for their closest friends and family members. In many cases, the holidays are the first time the entire family starts to notice memory loss in their aging loved ones. However, the holidays may also be a good time to help your aging loved ones remember again! Make a new tradition this Memorial Day by showing your aging loved ones photos of their youth. Put on some of their favorite music, and sit back and listen. Memories are precious, and we want to help you hang on to them!

  • Graduations. For college seniors, May is the time to walk across the stage and grab their diplomas. Talk to your aging loved ones and ask them what their favorite subject was in school, or who their favorite teacher was.
  • Weddings. It’s the season of love! Don’t forget your aging loved ones this wedding season. Ask the band to play your grandmother’s favorite song. Ask her what song she danced to at her wedding.
  • Memorial Day. Many of our aging loved ones went to war or knew someone who did. Honor our veterans by remembering their story.

 There are many local attractions that provide great Memorial Day related outings for you and your client. Plan a trip to Fort Snelling in St. Paul. They offer senior discount rates, tours, and historical reenactments. It is a great place to bring a client who is or knows a veteran! Another great place to bring back memories is the Minnesota History Center. They offer free admission on Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm. Right now, they are featuring an exhibit on “Our Greatest Generation”. The exhibit includes memorabilia that your client may remember from their childhood & adolescent years-great memory triggers!

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