December Feature: Reclaiming Memory
Kinesthetic activity can be a bridge to memories for those living with various manifestations of dementia. When people lose access to their core self, they deflocculate, to use a chemistry term: their consciousness breaks up into tiny particles and disperses. That dispersion is an opportunity for anxiety and fear to take over. When a person with memory deficits is able to tap into a memory, the experience can be grounding.
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