Be Aware of Your Words When a Loved One's Death Is Near
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Elders Need to Tell Life Stories to Gain Perspective and Sense of Legacy

Sometimes it seems as though an older person - and I'm not just talking about people with memory impairment, but most older folks - want to tell the same stories over and over. As caregivers, we can wonder if there is undiagnosed memory impairment with our elders. If they have been diagnosed with memory impairment, we often just sigh and mentally plug our ears while they ramble. Consider this: Elders often are re-telling their life events to help themselves gain perspective on their lives and figure out what kind of legacy they will leave behind. Listen if you can. You may learn something.

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