The benefits of a memory DVD was brought to my attention by Charlotte Bartlett. Charlotte’s husband is presently in the late stages of dementia.
Here is her post:
My husband is in a nursing home with dementia …unable to walk and cannot speak as well. He has been like this for several years.
Recently I had a memory DVD made which consists of :
pictures when his kids were young
Pictures of our wedding/ honeymoon in Mexico
Pictures in our home in Toronto and then in Hamilton
Trip to Israel
Family time with His kids
Family time with my kids
large pictures I had on the wall
I had over a hundred photos
I picked pan flute amazing grace and a christian song for background music
Ended it with a bible verse
I had this made at Hamilton Media …on Stonechurch Road E…Hamilton
A good media outlet will let you check it after it is done for any needed changes
I was encouraged in doing this for I noted the smiles of happiness
that 5 years of dealing with dementia had caused me to forget
Our Anniversary I took the DVD in to play.
His daughter came one day …My husband really connected with both the DVD and reached out to his daughter holding her hand for over an hour.
The next morning his son called to inform me he was coming up that day. Again I played the DVD and my husband who has not been able to communicate since June 2011 looked at his son and said “How are you?”.
He then took my hand and held it O so tight for near an hour
Both his kids have stated that no matter what transpires ,these 2 days have given them memories they will never forget and always treasure.
I might add 3 days before our anniversary I posted about our anniversary
on face book and people I know who are individuals of prayer, I do believe
coverered that day with prayer but one thing for sure
THOSE TWO DAYS WERE DAYS OF GOD’S GRACE REACHING FORTH
PLANTING GOOD MEMORIES
I have been ask by the nursing home that each day I visit to
bring in the DVD that the good memories can be registering in my
husband’s mind replacing negative memories that were giving him nightmares
MAKE A MEMORY DVD that can be a blessing to both YOU and loved ones now
About the author Charolette Bartlett
I was born with 4 types of Meningitis and the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto gave me 10 days to live
In returning to Huntsville with my parents my funeral was planned.
The Doctors advised my parents if by chance I did live I would never walk or talk
WELL GOD HAD OTHER PLANS AS HE DOES FOR YOU AS WELL.
Altho my lower back was partially paralyzed during 5 bouts of pneumonia in 14 months along with emphysema the Lord healed the paralysis. It was during this time he taught me on Inner Healing emphasizing WHAT is our FOCUS ON?
When we focus on Christ we allow His Word to transform our thinking
Luke 11:33-36 / Romans 12:2
The Lord has opened doors for me to go on Evangelistic mission work to India 3 times with the Lord truly paving the way and going before me in a marvelous way
Through the ministry of Sam and Grace Thoman of Acton the Lord opened the opportunity to do a local TV program on the local cable for 17 years called Pentecostal Presence until the cable was sold.
The Lord’s grace is ongoing if we would but believe
A 2nd touch of the Lord has released me from experiencing shock at various times a result of having the pneumonia
I thank the Lord for the awesome opportunity in being part of a local prayer ministry on a TV program outreach the past 8 years
God has a purpose for each one of us
BELIEVE and be FAITHFUL and so EXPERIENCE HIS GRACE