A wide variety of discussion topics are used and are inspired by the season or time of year. Each month has a designated theme to encourage residents to recall a specific event in time and then share their memory of it – no matter how vague or vivid the details might be. During September, residents might be asked to share stories of their first day of school or their child’s first day. Other themes and stories include Thanksgiving Day in November, wedding day memories in May, hurricane-season kickoff in June, and many more.
Remember When is offered for residents in The Retreat, a safe and comfortable memory-care community for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. As a specially developed therapeutic program to aid in memory function, Remember When provides a calming yet interactive way for residents at The Retreat to enjoy each other’s company while they reap the benefits of memory care.