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Memories Help Boost Sense of Self-worth in Elderly

At a senior center in Nashville, Tennessee, Doug Oliver and his friend, Geneva McElroy, talk about old times. But it is more than a simple stroll down memory lane. Through guided conversation, Oliver helps seniors remember their own self-worth by drawing on the memories of experiences long past. “They can see what they have done that has or will impact the future and it lifts their mood," he said. "Many times they will realize that they are and were important; that they have...

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