Family traditions are a holiday blessing. I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate with “LifeCycles.”

Traditions are a great topic of conversation during the holidays, especially for seniors. They may have trouble with short term memory but still have good long term memory.

Ask the special senior in your life about their childhood Christmas memories. What was their favorite gift as a child? What foods were served? How did they decorate?

This provides valuable mental stimulation for an older adult. It is a wonderful way to include everyone in conversation. It helps everyone to connect. You may be surprised and delighted by what you learn.

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