GOOD FOR ELDERS

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Turns out everyone has a story, and the stories of America’s senior citizens make them an unique cultural treasure. Their stories not only can have a dramatic impact on the lives of those around them, but also the very act of talking about their experiences has real therapeutic value for the seniors themselves.

Gerontologists and other health care professionals have documented cognitive and physical benefits of what they call "life review". Studies show that seniors who have had the value of life review can have lower blood pressure, an improved sense of well-being, improved dispositions and greater awareness.