At Life3A we have been collecting some of our most vivid long term memories and sharing them with each other. In this very simple way we have learned a lot about each other, our backgrounds, culture, traditions and preferences. We also contemplated how important it is for those with dementia to be reminded of their past, to help them to engage with distant memories, to have conversations with them about topics that define their lives. If we do not know a person, it is difficult to reach these memories so we wondered how to capture this information about ourselves for our current and future wellbeing.
So just as we save for our future financial security we thought it would be wise to start saving our memories in a Life3A ‘Memory Pension Pot’. We want to encourage others to make a deposit to our Memory Pension with a view to you starting your own and sharing what you might need help remembering in years to come. We will be posting these in a series over the next few weeks.