I am hoping a bit of the luck of the Irish in my bloodline will allow me to go back to Assisted Living Communities for Memory Care and start giving Essential Awakenings® Smell & Memory Sessions again!
A link (below) to yesterday's article in being patient (a newsletter dedicated to the latest news on Alzheimer's disease and brain health) was based on an interview 2 weeks ago includes a video from February 2020 that brings back fond memories of the seniors who attended the Essential Awakenings® sessions. The article includes a personal statement about how I felt leaving these sessions and how I felt like I had been to my own therapy, because I realized how happy they were, and that they were sharing their own personal stories with each other.
Here is the article from Deborah Kan's newsletter, being patient:
For those of you who have elderly parents living with dementia, Alzheimer's or have diminished sense of smell, you may want to experience the Essential Awakenings® Sensory Kits for some Scent Therapy--whether it's for your memory care residents, for individual smell training, as a unique fun family guessing game (clue cards included), or even as prompts to help guide storytelling to your children, grandchildren or students. If you choose to purchase a kit, please write to me and I will give you a private code to use for a 20% discount.