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Things that prompt you to remember help you talk about experiences.
Memory prompts can be physical.
Like a photographs or an object.
They could also be spatial. This means you remember something by going to a place.
Memory can be prompted by sight, sound, touch and smell.
Make sure you decision supporter is very careful when you talk about the past.
Not all memories are happy. You may be making a decision that involves learning from a mistake.
Or not repeating a traumatic experience. Thinking about the past may involve feelings of grief or loss.
If talking about the past has raised strong emotions then you and your supporters should make sure you have a safe, skilled person to talk to, should you want to.
Experience is the things we have done. It is things that have happened to us.
Some experiences are bad. You may not want them to happen again.
Other experiences were great. You would like to repeat them.
Good or bad, experiences are things that we learn from.
Think about what has happened in the past. Can this help you to choose the best option?
Ask these questions
Look at photographs to remember what may have happened in the past.
Listen to music to help you remember.
Ask a person that you trust to talk with you about what has happened in the past.
Ask a person that has known you for a long time to talk about what has happend in the past.
Before you go to the shops look in your wardrobe. Ask
Use experience to work out what you may need to buy now.