ORIGIN OF MEMORY
1275–1325; Middle English memorie<Latin memoria, equivalent to memor mindful, remembering + -ia-y3
the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.
reminisced; reminiscing. : to talk or think about things that happened in the past. reminisced about old times.
Reminiscing is a great opportunity to form new friendships and connections with others in the home. Talking about past experiences helps staff to get to know people and provide more ‘person-centred’ or personalised care. Conversations between residents can trigger memories between peers.
Memory is the process of taking in information from the world around us, processing it, storing it and later recalling that information, sometimes many years later. Human memory is often likened to that of a computer memory system or a filing cabinet.
Well, there are some definitions for you, I reminiscence, I like to think. I feel memories are important in reminding us who we are today and how we got here, feeling the gratitude for past life. Honoring those who have been part of our life.