When Your Memories Begin to Fade

As we grow older, our memory slowly fades. I know my memory is not what it used to be so I keep a notebook to help me remember list of things to buy when I shop for grocery.

What if a family member is diagnosed with dementia. This is a big change in your family dynamics. As their memory slowly begins to fade, we are often saddened to lose the one we love, knowing that one day, they won’t recognise us.

What we don’t realise is that when you save your photos and listen to those everyday music which you used to listen to throughout your life, they become vital to help remember.

2 Important Things to Help Boost Memory

  1. Music connects you to your memories

    Music has always had a healing connection to our soul. It helps bring back old memories from the past and leaves you with a smile. When our favourite song is played, it your joy from within.

  2. Photo Albums and Photo Collections

    These are recorded moments from our past and it shows the love of our family through the years. What better way to spend the day connecting with your love one than to sit and look through old photos while listening to their favourite music, over a cup of tea or coffee.

Music Awakens the Soul

The healing power of music combined with photo memories can help to calm a person with dementia and help them remember their past. Music sooths the soul from stress. Below is a link to a video called Alive Inside and it talks about how music has a miraculous healing effect. So if your love one is diagnosed with early dementia, these are the two most important things to always share with them, their favourite music and photo memories.

Create Photo Slideshows

It is important to also save your photos and choose specific ones that tell a story and ignites a memory. It takes 25 to 30 photos to fit a song, depending on the length of the song. Choose your photos wisely to help them remember.

Create Photo Books

Another alternative is to create photo books and spend time telling the story or asking questions to help memory. What would we do without these memories?

Most of you take photos because you want to create a future memory from those experiences. In other words, you want to remember the joy of your past that brought you to this moment.

Save your Photos

At Photoshow on DVD, our mission and purpose is to help you save your photos and the memories they hold. So that you can rest assured that your memories are passed down to the next generation as well as remember the people who made it all happen, your family.

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".