I recently compiled a family history for a client, who was intending to give copies to her mother and sisters. Her mother is 85 and suffering from dementia. Having a family history to read, which was laid out in a structured and chronological order, has apparently helped her memory and improved her response to people now. The photos which my client provided and which I included in the family history also helped prompt her mother's memories.
One case on its own does not constitute a scientific study, of course, but it is interesting. I wonder if the same effect has been seen before?
|The bound 263-page report I provided|