Life Care Books in Continuing Care Settings

Life Care Books in Continuing Care Settings

 

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The use of Life Care Books (LCB) in Continuing Care settings helps to preserve memories, and is especially valuable to persons with dementia, including their families and caregivers. This link is to a NIH study in 2008 conducted in Ireland on the value of creating Life Care Books (yes, they are of value). They can be a source of comfort, and help an individual to recognize that their life was indeed full and rich and had great meaning. There’s a lot of hopelessness, sadness, and grief among residents in long term care, and taking the time to create a LCB is something that can make a real difference.

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