If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you might feel an urgency about capturing precious memories. One person described it like trying to hold wet sand in her hands and having the ocean waves make it slip through her fingers.
In the early stages of Alzheimer's, although the short-term memory is likely to be impaired, research has shown that memory strategies can still be effective in helping people learn new information. There are also a few other ways that may make it easier to hold onto those special memories, such as through music, photos and more.
Here's an article I wrote about documenting and holding onto memories in the midst of Alzheimer's disease:
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Please feel free to comment below with other ideas to preserve memories in dementia.