TV repeats and familiar songs can help people with dementia by stimulating memories and keeping the brain active.
And while people with dementia might not remember the exact details of a film, they may recall how they felt at the end.
Experts say it is the emotional details of a favourite film or song that remain lodged in our minds.
Whether it’s an old song they used to enjoy or a classic film, reminiscing can be beneficial to someone with dementia – it can help to maintain their self-esteem, confidence and sense of self, as well as improve social interactions with others.
However, every person with dementia is different, so it’s important to listen and accommodate your loved one’s unique needs and wishes.
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