Using our sense memories is a great way to stimulate cognition and delightful conversation. Talk to your family member about past experiences, guiding the conversation by each of the five senses. For example, sound: What was your favorite sound in that Elm Street house? Was it the tick of a certain clock? The sound of the garage door signalling Mom coming home? The chimes by the back door? Or, sight: What about our trips home from LA? Maybe seeing the Madonna Inn sign on the highway when we were just about home. It was so brightly colored. Wasn’t that old ball our dog loved so much bright yellow? You just couldn’t get her to part with it. Think of the conversation as a greatest hits list of the senses; your favorite sights, sounds, smells, tastes, things to touch. Go through each of the senses to recall a special memory and stay with it for a moment. Enjoy it together. Try to experience each fully, attempt to again taste, see, feel, hear, and smell within each memory. You are sure to spark memories and laughter!
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