The Value of Recollection
Every person has a history full of colors and experiences. Every person has experienced both negative and positive situations. The average person has some painful memories and regrets. Each person also has positive memories and emotions. Some elderly dwell on the difficulties of the past. Family and loved ones can assist in reflecting upon the positive aspects of the past by encouraging recollection.
Some ideas for recollection might be to develop a scrapbook together, go through photo albums, tell stories, view home movies, or perhaps listen to music of that elder’s youth.