SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Focus on Creating Positive Emotions More Than Memories

Everyone loves to celebrate a birthday – even those with dementia can enjoy it. If someone has trouble with short-term memory, they’re apt to quickly forget the “party.” At OPICA our focus is to create a simple celebration that produces a positive and happy vibe. Positive emotions can linger for days in someone with dementia, long after the specific cause is forgotten. While birthdays can brings back memories that we’ve accumulated over a lifetime, at OPICA, celebrating a birthday is celebrating the “moment” where members are surrounded by familiar faces. Whether turning 9 or 99, everyone deserves a party.

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