Conversing with Elders
Do you ever find yourself wondering what to talk to an elder about when they are struggling with their mood or memory? Here are some helpful hints:
– Reminisce with them about common categories; holidays, seasons, parenting, traveling.
– Talk about the present moment; weather, lunch, surroundings.
– Take out a magazine or photo album to use as a tool to discuss what you both see in some of the photos and images.
These are some ideas to help you get started in helping an elder engage in conversation in order to continue stimulating their mind.