Below is a roundup of some of my favorite solutions for innovations in memory care
Here is a link to more about the affordable solutions from LifeBio that work in both memory care and in senior living/health care (we feel that knowing the whole person and capturing life stories effectively is so very important---we make it simple to gather at least a simple biography on every person using the web, an app, or our Life Story Guide or our MemoryBio Photo Album for starting conversations with those who have dementia), but I am also going to suggest some of my favorite programs that are also complementary....
I was talking with a friend the other day about what LifeBio does, and she said, "Do you mean that I can start a memory book for my 9-year-old son now and keep adding to it until he turns 18 and give him the book for graduation?" I said, "Yes, that's right. We know you want to tell the story of your son and capture the fun time and funny things that are said and done through the years...along with photos and videos."READ MORE
This is how the house looks today (and our family doesn't live there anymore).
The gray house on the left. The sunporch is now enclosed.
Here's my answer to this LifeBio question--I hope you enjoy answering it too. There are plenty more where this one comes from--just visit www.lifebio.com and get started. You'll be surprised where your memories go as you open your mind and begin remembering.READ MORE
I will see my mom and dad over the Christmas holiday, and I've got to get some more video of these amazing parents. I think about all that they have lived through -- their own personal history and just history. I recall the highs and lows (that I know of) from their lives. I love being with them and just observing their mannerisms, and it is so great to hear them tell a story.READ MORE
Life Stories & Connecting with Your Family is a Great New Year's Resolution
Of course, I am going to say it. As the founder of LifeBio, I am going to suggest that your New Year's Resolution be that you finally get around to helping that special loved one tell his or her life story.READ MORE
I wish I had had the chance to record my grandfather's life story. I can remember just a few things about him now---just a moment here and there. I remember him taking me to a garden center in his big car (that resembles an Edsel in my memory). I remember him driving a similar big, old car down the street to tell me that my little brother had been born that morning! We had an exciting day at school telling all our friends about our new little brother.READ MORE
Veterans History Told to Grandchildren Matters
It was amazing to see my son, David, sitting with his grandpa recently and listening closely as my father recounted his experiences during the Vietnam War. Dad served in the 4th Infantry Division as a truck driver in 1967 and part of 1968. He shared about his tent being shot full of holes near Dak To in Kon Tum Province in late 1967, spending hours in a small bunker with 20 other guys, leading a convoy of trucks away from the fighting, blowing up his truck when he and his friend, John, hit a landmine, and enjoying Bob Hope's visit on a hillside one day. There were some funny experiences and some very scary times shared.READ MORE
You may be asking? How can I write my autobiography. In fact, it can be a matter of just answering a few questions--but it helps if you aren't staring at a blank sheet of paper. Sometimes, even if you're planning a whole book, it may be just good to start simple with the basics of your life history. Maybe you're just interested in sharing your life story with your children and grandchildren.READ MORE