FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Some people are trying something different when it comes to their relatives who have dementia.

As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, New York, videos of time spent with loved ones are shared with the dementia patients.

Much like Adam Sandler’s character in the movie “50 First Dates,” the patients’ memories are spurred by the videos.

“This is a natural part, unfortunately, of aging and memory because memory, the old memories remain,” psychologist Dr. Patricia Farrell said.

The home reports patients that are shown the videos respond with gestures of recognition and joy.

 

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