Each one of us has undertaken a personal life Journey. We all have many experiences, memories and life events that stay with us. We keep them in our thoughts, photo's and personal items.
As a person centred home we understand this. It is important that we get to know about an individuals past, and record these events in a life story book. We also keep a `time capsule` memory box. This is not to 'invade' the persons or families privacy.
It is very important that our staff get to know the persons life history, so that when the person with dementia is doing or saying something, staff are able to link it back to a past life event. This can include previous jobs, homes, neighbours, schools, pets, etc.