The Healing Power of Memoir and Life Review
Dr. Gene Cohen said, "Autobiography for older adults is like chocolate for the brain." What he meant was reviewing one’s own life can stimulate brain cells in the hippocampus with critical brain activity. Dr. Richard Butler noted that life review is an important developmental task and a unique chance that only comes about later in life. This op-ed’s author, Gaea Yudron, is taking these Gerontological giants’ word and has begun reviewing her life, and has found deeper meaning, understanding and reconciliation as a result.
Daily Tidings, September 17, 2011
Written By: Gaea Yudron