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Often a senior may forget what happened last month or last week - or even earlier today - but will have no problem remembering the way things were 30 or 40 years ago. Usually, long-term memory is the last to disappear.
Reminiscence therapy takes advantage of this reality. It involves creating positive and affirming experiences in the present by remembering the past. In this way, those who may otherwise be physically and cognitively limited can exercise and stimulate their brain. This may also slow decline. In any case, it's emotionally rewarding
at a time in life when rewards are not always
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