Today I was struggling for conversation with my mum (83yrs old)with vascular dementia, so I decided to get some very old photos out of when she was a young girl, she remembered her aunts names their child and baby's name !! Names and ages of her cousins in the old photos and some of them even where they once lived. She really enjoyed telling me, I really enjoyed listening. Isn't the mind complex..........an hour later she couldn't remember her grandsons name, the past is remembered not the present.