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Moving Beyond Memories: Telling Stories with "TimeSlips"

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A new program called TimeSlips helps people with memory loss recall their past through photos and words.
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A new program called TimeSlips helps people with memory loss recall their past through photos and words.

For some seniors struggling with memory loss, completing a single sentence can be an arduous, even impossible task. But at Iona Senior Services, individuals facing cognitive decline are weaving together entire tales through a new program called TimeSlips. Participants begin with a photo, then add words or fragments until a full story emerges. As Jessica Gould tells us, the goal is to bring people together and help individuals who are at a loss for words achieve the triumph of a complete thought.

[Music: "Time After Time" by John Coltrane from Stardust]

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