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Idea for Dementia Sufferers

Flossie54

Registered User
Nov 12, 2015
1
My husband and I help look after an 80 year old lady friend with Dementia and recently I hit on an idea that has brought her great joy that others also may like to do for their Dementia sufferers. Using Google maps and clicking on 'Streetscene' I have started printing off pictures of where our elderly friend lived when she was a girl. Some of the properties have luckily even been up for sale on Rightmove and I have been able to print off pictures of the modern interiors. She's been thrilled to see the pictures and it has kicked into play memories that she had forgotten and has provided a talking point for visiting friends and relatives. In addition I have followed it up with pictures of old schools, old work places etc. It's been a shot in the arm for her.
 

Raggedrobin

Registered User
Jan 20, 2014
1,427
Great idea! I visited the place where my Mum grew up a few years ago when she was more well and she loved looking at those.
 

fizzie

Registered User
Jul 20, 2011
2,730
My husband and I help look after an 80 year old lady friend with Dementia and recently I hit on an idea that has brought her great joy that others also may like to do for their Dementia sufferers. Using Google maps and clicking on 'Streetscene' I have started printing off pictures of where our elderly friend lived when she was a girl. Some of the properties have luckily even been up for sale on Rightmove and I have been able to print off pictures of the modern interiors. She's been thrilled to see the pictures and it has kicked into play memories that she had forgotten and has provided a talking point for visiting friends and relatives. In addition I have followed it up with pictures of old schools, old work places etc. It's been a shot in the arm for her.
That is a brilliant idea, thank you for sharing xx
 

hvml

Registered User
Oct 10, 2015
297
North Cornwall
What a great idea! My Dad grew up at the opposite end of the country and often talks about his childhood home. This will be ideal for him. Thanks so much
 

1954

Registered User
Jan 3, 2013
3,835
Sidcup
This is absolutely fantastic link. I looked at where MIL lived with pictures from 1930's and 1940's and it kept her amused for hours. Thank you


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