Creating Purpose and Meaning

  • Every person needs a sense of purpose and meaning.
  • Visits from relatives and friends can provide this sense for the elderly.
  • Residents who are cognitively impaired may display less noticeable response.
  • Visitors may feel discouraged and may even question whether their visits are beneficial.
  • It is very comforting for a cognitively impaired or confused person to hear a familiar voice and see a familiar face.