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THE MECHANISM OF A MEMORY PALACE IN THREE STEPS

  • 1

    Beloved person

  • 2

    Object

  • 3

    Memories

In the memory palace technique (Method of Loci), visible objects are selected together with the person with dementia in his/her familiar environment (at home / residential setting), such as a table, tea cup, stove, painting or bed. These objects are linked to positive memories of loved ones. Subsequently, persons with dementia can walk this route of selected objects on a daily basis, by themselves or with assistance from their environment, helped by a caregiver, a friend, a grandchild…