Before you're left with regrets that you don't know more about your parent's past, take steps to preserve them. This siren call to action is one of the few upsides to an Alzheimer's diagnosis. As you open a window into your parent's life, you might glean some useful insights into your family life -- and you'll surely enjoy these meaningful ways of spending quality time together now.
- Record your parent reminiscing.
- Analyze and digitize old loose images.
- Pore over photo albums, old and new.
- Buy a fill-in-the-blank memory book.
- Fill in your family tree.
- Travel to your parent's hometown.
- Learn the stories of things.
- Get "famous" family recipes down on paper.
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