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Sharing life history

Due to the effect dementia has on the brain, a person’s past is a vital part of their dementia experience. Understanding a person’s history will help you to support them better.

Read advice on sharing life history.

A life history is more than just a series of life events; it includes personal beliefs, values and morals, people’s habits, likes and dislikes, their hobbies and interests.  Knowledge of important life events, accomplishments and disappointments can really help in understanding people’s perspective and needs, especially as dementia progresses.