Is it a good idea to show old home movies to my mom in assisted living?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
A fellow caregiver asked...

My mom is in an assisted living home. She barely talks about going to her old home. She does complain how small her room is. Would showing old home movies cause her grief or some happy memories? Would it make her want to go back home?

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Henrietta answered...

I think it would be an excellent idea to show your mom old movies. It would bring back memories of yesteryear. I think she would like that very much. If you have her in some of your movies and childhood days, I am sure she would enjoy it well . It would help her remember the good times you shared altogether with her.