“One of things I like about looking at pictures when you’re young and also meeting back with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time is, for me, it’s a glimpse of who I was. – Lea Thompson
Looking at old pictures together with your loved one can be a wonderful experience. You can seek out opportunities for going over an album from ‘back then.’ You’ll be glad you did.
Enjoying pictures with your loved one has many benefits. Here are three.
Pictures are remembered in their context. They’re associated with the life and times that were captured on it and have the power to reawaken those memories.
Experiencing joyful memories from the past may be very enjoyable for your loved one, as they can relive those moments of youth, this time with you at their side.
Link to the past
The past is history. But a picture imprints this history and makes a part of it tangible. Your loved one can connect you to this past and introduce you to the world as they knew it. You’ll be surprised how different things used to be, yet how much of it all never changes.
Who doesn’t want their loved one to enjoy themselves? (You know we’re all about that at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center.) Well enjoying pictures with your loved one can be fun. Along with the memories and tales of old come plenty of laughs and light moments.
So pictures are just a wonderful way to connect and spend time with your loved one. Sure, you don’t want to overdo it, but until that point there’s often a long way to go.
Go ahead and try it for yourself.
Is enjoying pictures with your loved one for you?
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