Everyone loves to celebrate a birthday — even those with serious dementia can enjoy it. Because some of our members have serious 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.
Happy Birthday to OPICA members celebrating a birthday in October: