Innovation now lies within the format

Innovation within cinema is something that has fascinated audiences since the development of the first film itself by The Lumiere Brothers. Entitled ‘The arrival of the train at La Ciotat’ this film was simply a train pulling into a station but famously made the audience jump out of their seats in fear of the train would be erupting through the screen . Since then there has been countless amounts of innovation within different aspects in the history of film. Within genres ranging from documentary to animation, within not only mainstream cinema but within the advertising world also.

Innovation can take many forms within film, from film technology to filmic techniques within editing and cinematography, motion graphics and visual effects, to the story or to the extent of how the story is told. A good example of innovation in narrative is Quinton Tarrentino’s 1994 film ‘Pulp Fiction’ that broke traditional cinema narrative conventions by choosing to tell a story in non linear format ( radical at the time as cinema narrative had always been told in chronological order). Over the last century the huge quantity of films produced has seen nearly every story that could exist being shown to audiences. Fresh ideas now lie in how a story is told as opposed to the story itself. This applies to advertising also as audiences are now more interested in how it is presented and using what techniques as opposed to the concept itself. The use of computer generated images (CGI) have become increasingly popular with advertising audiences over the last few years due to the rapid increase in capabilities within CGI technologies.

Fusing humour with special effects technologies is also something the advertising world has seen a lot of in the past five years. Toyota in particular made a splash with their advert last year for the Yaris which saw a mix of contemporary music and style of filmmaking (rap video format). With use of a CGI technology by the name of ‘stop motion’ with an additional application of the use of old fashioned 1980′s style puppets. This combines in the same frame the origin of a technology and its vast progression to its state in present day…commenting on the brand of the Yaris all with a humorous undertone and an edgy format. With online videos being such a new format I wonder if they will reference their beginning stages in several years similar to how the Toyota Yaris advert has done this with the use of animation and puppetry.


6 Reasons For Selling A Home – The Pros And Cons Discussed

Homeowners faced with financial or personal problems sometimes sell their homes for the wrong reasons. The Truth is; the homeowner might have been better off, had they thought more about their situation and considered some alternatives.


That’s why before putting your house on the market it would pay to: think about why you are selling your home, consider the alternatives and carefully weigh-upthe pros and cons of selling. These 6 common reasons for selling a home will help you do just that:



Expensive monthly mortgage interest loan payments on your home.


Alternative Solution: Refinance your current home loan.


Pros: If you have owned a home for several years and have not refinanced, you may be able to refinance the mortgage at lower interest rates and significantly reduce your monthly loan and/or interest payments.


Cons: Refinancing essentially resets the clock on your home loan. This may cost you money over a period of time, however it is worth doing some calculations.



No money available to upgrade your existing home.


Alternative Solution: Refinance or consider applying for a home renovation loan.


Pros: Renovating and improving your home can increase the market value of your home. Renovating could prove to be a good investment for when you do decide to sell.


Cons: Increasing the value of your home may also increase the amount of property taxes you pay (depending on the laws in your country).



Need more space than is available in your current home.


Alternative Solution: Consider remodeling your existing home rather than buying a new property. A more open-plan style may provide more living space. Consider enlarging, or adding a bedroom or bathroom to your existing home.


Pros: Remodeling should improve the resale value of your home. It will also save you real estate agent’s fees and other costs associated with moving house. You may need to use your home equity to finance the project.


Cons: Remodeling your home may mean an increase in the property taxes you pay. There is also the danger of over-improving your property. Some people fail to recoup their investment when they come to sell their home. So think carefully about what remodeling will (and will not) add to the value (or resale potential) of your home.



Need less space than is in your current home.


Alternative Solution: Renting out part of your home could be an option. Alternatively you could rent out the entire house and buy a smaller house to live in.


Pros: If local property values are on the rise it might pay to not sell your home right now. By renting your home out you might gain some tax benefits and be able to claim rental expenses.


Cons: Becoming a landlord takes some work and can have its problems. You will need to find good tenants and keep the property in good renting order. You may need to consult a tax advisor, carry liability insurance and you will be required to keep good financial records for the property.



Escalating costs of keeping your current home.


Alternative Solution: Again renting out part of your home could be an option. You could buy another house in a less expensive area.


Pros: If the property market is on the way up, your home might be worth holding on to as a longer-term investment. This is especially so if you are considering buying in a lower-priced neighborhood. By not selling you’ll also save on real estate costs.


Cons: You will need to be in a position to carry another home loan as well as your current mortgage. Also, by waiting to sell, you may be disadvantaged when the real estate market and prices level off.



Change in your circumstances.


Alternative Solution: If you are experiencing major life changes you could consider selling your home at a later date.


Pros: Sudden illness, a family bereavement, or marriage breakup is stressful and can trigger a rethink in your position. Rather than be rushed into selling your home, it may be make more sense financially to hold-off selling right now. This is especially true if the real estate market is depressed. A marriage breakup could require you to refinance to pay off your partner’s share of the equity in the property.


Cons: If the real estate market is buoyant and near its peak, a delay may cost you dearly especially if there is a sudden downturn.


When selling a property, being in a state of indecision can be very frustrating and can cause needless stress. Not making a decision, or making the wrong decision, also has its downside. Think carefully about your reason for selling your home – think about the alternatives – then consider the pros and cons before you rush in and put your house on the market. And remember; regardless of your reason for wanting to sell your home, it usually pays to talk your ideas through with a financial advisor.

If, after these considerations, you’ve decided to sell your home and move to a new place, visit Busy Beez Movers for an easier and stress-free moving process.

Memory Loss in the Elderly

Memory Loss in the ElderlyWhat Causes Forgetfulness? Is it Always Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Memory loss that is not “normal” is not always caused by Alzheimer’s or dementia. It can be caused by an undetected, seemingly unrelated medical problem. In many cases, treating the underlying medical problem can restore memory and return mental functioning back to normal. But if the cause of memory loss is Alzheimer’s or dementia, medicine cannot prevent or “cure” these disorders. However, some medications can help slow down memory loss if the patient is diagnosed in the early or middle stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

What is “Normal” Memory Loss?

  • Forgetting people’s names occasionally;
  • sometimes not being able to find the right word;
  • taking longer to learn new things;
  • sometimes forgetting where one has put things, like keys, for example;
  • sometimes forgetting what one has come into a room to do.

What are the Symptoms of More Serious Memory Loss?

A more serious memory problem is one that affect’s a person’s ability to carry out everyday life activities such as driving a car, shopping or managing money. Some of the signs are:

  • asking the same questions over and over;
  • getting lost in familiar places;
  • not being able to follow directions;
  • confusion over time, people and places;
  • forgetting to eat right and regularly;
  • not bathing;
  • poor judgment about safety;
  • driving problems.

Does Memory Loss Automatically Mean Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Memory problems do not always mean that Alzheimer’s or dementia are present. . There can be other underlying causes such as:

  • medication side effects, (especially anticholinergic and allergy medicines);
  • depression, anxiety, loneliness, (sometimes known as “pseudo-dementia”);
  • dehydration;
  • Lyme disease;
  • lack of vitamins, such as B12, and minerals in the body due to poor diet or poor absorption;
  • head injuries – even minor ones;
  • thyroid problems (especially hypothyroid, which causes depression, apathy and weight gain).

Memory should improve as these problems are treated.

How is the Cause of Memory Loss Determined?

Doctors can administer blood, urine, memory, language and other tests to assess the extent of the problem and possible cause. A CAT scan of the brain may be ordered.

Alzheimers is the #1 Cause of Memory Loss in the Elderly

With Alzheimer’s disease, the signs begin slowly and get worse over time. Some of the early signs are:

  • simple forgetfulness;
  • difficulty with understanding directions;
  • asking the same questions.

It is important to know the complete warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Multi-Infarct Dementia Can Cause Sudden Memory Loss in the Elderly

Multi-infarct dementia is a frequent cause of sudden memory loss in the elderly. Small, even unnoticed strokes or changes in the blood supply to the brain are the cause.

In this case, it is necessary to treat high blood pressure to stop future strokes. This can stabilize the person’s condition and prevent further memory loss.

How to Prevent Memory Loss

physical activity prevents memory loss

Spending time with friends and engaging activities, eating well and exercising may help people retain their mental acuity, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Staying healthy and using stroke prevention techniques is also recommended.

caring for family members with memory lossCaring for a Family Member with Memory Loss

Caring for a family member with memory loss can be one of the most difficult jobs for a family caregiver. Convincing the person with early stage memory loss to see a doctor can be difficult. Getting legal matters in place is important while the family member is still functioning well. Managing the patient and her daily routine is something that takes getting used to. As disease progresses, handling a patient in the later stages of dementia who becomes delusional can be tough, but it can be done. Knowing what to expect is key.

In summary, knowing the cause of memory loss is important because some memory loss is normal, some can be reversed, some can be stopped in its tracks, and some can be slowed down in its progression.

Keeping Distant Grandparents Close

Keeping Distant Grandparents CloseWays to Bring Kids and Grandparents Together Across the Miles

With the current economy, many family budgets will not allow travel to see dear grandparents a few times each year. Perhaps these ideas bring everyone a bit closer.

For the times when one can’t visit with family, there are several ways to keep close to them. Try a variety of ideas ranging from the use of modern technology via the internet to old-fashioned letter writing.

Many grandparents are fast becoming internet and computer savvy. According to an article published by Susannah Fox of Pew Internet, more seniors aged 65 and above have internet access and browse the web regularly.

Use the Internet to Keep in Touch

senior citizens using phone

Sending grandparents email messages with pictures attached of children is very popular. It is a quick and easy way to keep grandparents up to date on what the kids are doing and how their appearance has changed. Kids can also have fun making funny cards online with clip art and pictures. This instant hug is a surefire way to brighten someone’s day. Webcams and messaging apps can take the interaction to another level. Why not talk and see each other just like you are right there?

Phone Services Now More Affordable

Shop around a bit and you will probably find that most long distance phone plans have come down in price over the years. In many markets, the cell phone’s unlimited evening and weekend minutes offer the best option for calling grandparents long distance. In some cases, you may even include them in the “family share plan” with minutes and/or cell phones to decrease the cost for all.

Hearing a loved one’s voice on the phone beats email any day. As for kids, it is sometimes hard to get them to come to the phone and talk. Grandparents just want to hear the sound of their voices too. Consider playing games on the phone! Kids may love to play Twenty Questions, tell jokes, work a crossword puzzle together or any age-appropriate game you would play on a road trip because it is a verbal game.

You can also have the grandparents tell family stories to the kids, even if they have heard them before. Have the grandparents get the kids talking. They can ask them about their interests, school, friends, or anything that is important to the child.

Letter Writing Not a Thing of the Past

writing letters

The handwritten word is so personal and provides the family with a keepsake to look back on later. The same topics you discuss on the phone can be discussed in a letter too. If writing is difficult for the grandparent, consider asking them to make audio letters on cassette for the grandchildren. Children may also have fun making a video tape or DVD film for the grandparents. Grandparents can read books or sing on their recordings. Kids can record a weekly discussion about their activities or sing songs too.

Gift-Giving Helps to Keep Traditions Alive

gift-giving with familyGift and goodie boxes are a great way to share a bit of love with grandparents and their grandkids. As the holidays and family occasions approach, of course sending presents to each other is an option. But what about also trying to keep holiday traditions alive too? Grandkids can keep a Christmas Advent calendar and discuss the countdown with grandparents on the phone or email. Open gifts over the phone so the giver can hear the joy in the recipient’s voice as it is opened.

Whether you are lucky enough to live near grandparents or have to keep in touch across the miles, grandparents can be a gift to children and allow them to build their heritage. Take into account all the ways that all can share old memories and make more for the future.

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors - Healthy Bones and Body

According to the National Institute of Health’s article entitled “Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium,” healthy seniors should take in at least 1200 mg of dietary calcium daily to maintain their bone health. The upper limit for daily calcium recommendations for healthy seniors ranges from 2000 to 2500 mg, depending on the source. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) MyPyramid food guidance system recommends that seniors get the equivalent of three low-fat or fat free cups from the milk group in their diets each day.

Many food labels list calcium content as a percentage based on 1000 mg of daily calcium. Multiply the percentage by 10 to determine the calcium amount in milligrams. For example, 30% would equal 300 mg. According to the USDA’s 1994-96 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals data, 55% of men and 78% of women do not get enough daily calcium. Some seniors may not wish to drink milk for various reasons, but they have the option to get the calcium they need through alternative sources.

Foods & Drinks that Naturally That Contain Calcium

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors - Calcium Sources

Although calcium is found in fluid milk, some seniors may experience unpleasant affects after drinking milk, even if they use lactose-free brands or take Lactaid. Alternatives to fluid milk contain calcium and some do not contain lactose. Two to four tablespoons of powdered milk added to recipes can add about 50 mg of calcium per tablespoon. The following are equivalent to one 8-ounce cup of milk:

  • 8 ounces of yogurt
  • 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese
  • 2 ounces of processed cheese

Other calcium-containing foods include sardines, salmon, almonds, spinach, turnip greens, kale, Chinese cabbage, corn and flour tortillas, bread, and broccoli.

Calcium-fortified Foods and Drinks

Some manufacturers may fortify foods and drinks with calcium that do not naturally contain the mineral. Many seniors are aware of calcium-fortified orange juice. Examples of other products that may be fortified with calcium include:

  • Rice milk
  • Grape juice
  • Soy milk
  • Cereals
  • Snacks
  • Applesauce
  • Tofu (usually made with calcium sulfate, firmer tofu tends to contain more calcium)
  • Nutritional supplements like Ensure
  • Bottled water

Vitamin D’s Role in Calcium Absorption

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors - Vitamin D Food Sources

According to the Department of Health and Human Services’s article “Calcium and Vitamin D,” that was last modified May 2008, seniors should get 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D each day. The above article also mentions that people may take in vitamin D through sunlight, supplements, and fortified foods such as:

  • Milk
  • Egg yolks
  • Saltwater fish
  • Liver
  • Some cereals
  • Breakfast bars

This fat-soluble vitamin helps the body absorb and maintain calcium levels and does not have to be taken at the same time as the calcium in order to be effective.

Calcium Supplements

The preferred method of getting calcium is through a healthy diet. If a physician recommends a calcium supplement, the body can better absorb calcium if it is split into doses of 600 mg or less. Many people take one calcium supplement in the morning and another in the evening. Taking the supplement with a meal may encourage the body to better absorb the mineral.

Drugs, Foods & Drinks That Decrease Calcium Absorption

Calcium interacts with quite a few medications, and seniors who are taking any medications should check with their physician regarding safe scheduling of medications while maintaining adequate calcium intake. People who are taking a proton pump inhibitor (Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex) and need to take a calcium supplement may be better served by calcium citrate, which does not require an acidic environment for absorption.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s 2008 article entitled “What You Should Know About Calcium” mentions several foods and drinks that can interfere with calcium absorption, including:

  • Foods high in oxalate, including rhubarb, spinach, and beet greens
  • Legumes high in phytate, including navy beans, pintos, and peas – soak the dried beans for several hours and then cook the legumes in fresh water
  • Foods containing 100% wheat bran – separate timing of calcium administration and eating 100% wheat bran by at least two hours
  • Avoid a diet high in salt, protein, and/or caffeine because these can interfere with calcium absorption. Increase calcium intake per physician advice if a high protein diet is recommended.
  • Soft drinks and other drinks with phosphorus – avoid these as the phosphorus may compete with the calcium and often replaces calcium-containing beverages

Seniors Can Have Healthier Bodies by Getting Enough Calcium

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for SeniorsOlder adults who cannot drink milk need not despair. Many calcium-rich milk alternatives are now available to help seniors get the calcium they need to maintain healthy bones and avoid problems such as osteopenia and osteoporosis. Seniors who are aware of drugs, foods, and drinks that interfere with calcium absorption may wish to make adjustments to optimize calcium levels.

Seniors interested in bone health may also wish to read about a walking exercise program, hip fracture prevention, and bone density testing. Readers are welcome to post comments regarding this article in the comment box below.

Dispelling Common Autism Myths

Dispelling Common Autism Myths

In the article “Prevalence of Parent-Reported Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children in the US”, which appeared in the October 5, 2009 issue of Pediatrics, researchers have confirmed that the autism prevalence rate in the U.S. has gone from 1 in 150 children to approximately 1 in 100 children. Despite this increased incidence rate, age-old myths about autism continue to prevail. Parents of children on the autism spectrum, autistic individuals themselves, and professionals that work in autism-related specialties are all working to dispel common autism myths.

Unfortunately, many of these myths, some even decades old, persist. When a parent of a child that has been recently diagnosed with autism tells a friend of her child’s diagnosis, she may find herself face-to-face with one of these myths. It is important that those in the autism community actively work to dispel these myths on a daily basis.

 Dispelling Common Autism Myths - Refrigerator MothersRefrigerator Mothers

In the 1950s, the phrase “refrigerator mothers” was used to describe mothers of children with autism. It was thought that their cold and emotionless demeanor was the reason for their child’s behavior. Unfortunately, not much was known about autism during this time and the disorder wasn’t even a unique diagnostic condition in the DSM.

Thankfully, research has revealed that a mother’s parenting style was not to blame for her child’s autistic behavior. Unfortunately, for many mothers, this revelation came too late and only after much self-blame.

Autism and Intelligence Levels

Another frequently referenced myth about individuals with autism is that they all experience cognitive deficits. However, there is not a consistent relationship between autism and intelligence levels. While a portion of individuals on the autism spectrum may have some level of cognitive disability (also called mental retardation), it is not true of all individuals on the spectrum.

Not only do intelligence levels vary among individuals on the autism spectrum, a person’s intelligence level is not included in the autism diagnostic criteria. So while some individuals with autism may also have a cognitive disability, this is not a statement that can be attributed to the entire autistic population.

Individuals with Autism Lack Empathy

The stereotypical individual with autism is an uncaring and unfeeling person that has no capability of feeling empathy. Just as in the typical population, there are some individuals who have problems with empathy and others who are able to be genuinely empathetic.

Not everyone on the autism spectrum can show feelings of empathy but this is also the case for individuals not on the autism spectrum. Many autistic individuals are fully capable of showing empathy but may do so in a way that is unexpected to the unknowing bystander.

Everyone with Autism is Nonverbal

Surprisingly enough, not everyone with autism is non-verbal. Language skills vary, even among the most severely affected. While some individuals with autism are completely nonverbal, others are able to take advantage of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to communicate with others.

This list of common autism myths is by no means comprehensive; however, these are some of the more popular myths. As the autism prevalence rates continue to rise, it is important for society to begin to understand the condition better and work at dispelling these common autism myths. Here’s a video that challenges the myths about autism.

Get an Aging Parent to Exercise: Motivate an Elderly Couch Potato

Get an Aging Parent to Exercise

Everyone benefits from regular exercise. However, for aging adults, exercise is an important factor in staying healthy and mobile. While many older adults might join and enjoy a Pilates for seniors group or some other local exercise program for the elderly, there are elderly adults who consider exercise to be a dirty word.

For some seniors, just mentioning the word exercise usually results in the sudden need for a nap. The elderly needs to be more active; a  couch potato mentality is not healthy. Doctors recommend mild to moderate exercise, as a way to help manage existing conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. But, with a stubborn refusal to exercise, caregivers need to become more creative in their efforts to get their aging family members off the couch and motivated.

Exercise Comes in Many Different Forms

Get an Aging Parent to Exercise - shopping

In many cases, an elderly adult may not want to exercise due to ill health, physical weakness, or chronic pain. For some, they simply do not want to turn off the television or set aside the book they are currently reading, in order to exercise.

A physical fitness trainer would tell you that given the elderly’s physical limitations and their reluctance to exercise, you should think of ways for an elderly person to get daily exercise, without them realizing they were exercising.

This is the perfect solution for seniors who are not so thrilled with the idea of daily exercise. Listed below are a few ways to help them get enough daily exercise without them knowing they are actually exercising.

  1. Household chores — putting clean clothes on hangers, folding and putting away underwear, taking the trash outside to the big trash bin and sweeping the porch, are all great ways to get moderate exercise on a semi-regular basis.
  2. Shopping — pushing a grocery cart through a store and helping to carry the groceries from the car to the house is an excellent way to build both strength and stamina.
  3. Checking the mail — taking a daily stroll to the mail box is good exercise.
  4. Pet care — feeding, watering and walking the family dog is a great way to get them out of the chair, several times a day, for a nice healthy walk in the yard.
  5. Yard work — if they love to drive the riding lawn mower around the yard, they will improve their balance and strength.
  6. Personal grooming — taking a shower, shaving and redressing is great exercise for an elderly parent.

Also make a point of taking your parents along with you when you are running errands. Climbing in and out of it of your car is good exercise.

Make Exercise Painless for You and Your Aging Parent

Get an Aging Parent to Exercise - Senior Care

Don’t worry if your elderly parent refuses to do traditional exercises. There are many effective ways to encourage your elderly parent to be more active. Exercises that build strength, stamina and balance can be cloaked in simple everyday chores and personal grooming habits. Their innate desire to be helpful will make it possible for you to assign them simple daily tasks that get them out of the chair or bed and exercising in no time.

Helping an Aging Parent Adapt to a Family Home

Helping an Aging Parent Adapt to a Family Home
Elderly loved ones face a multitude of major lifestyle changes as they make their journey through the golden years. Change can be a good thing, but it can also be an emotional time of letting go. Seniors feel the loss and the stress that come with giving up a home and everything familiar that goes with it. Here’s how caregivers can help elderly loved ones accept new living arrangements.

Helping an Aging Parent Adapt to a Family Home - Making roomMaking Room in the Family Home for an Elderly Parent

An elderly parent may have to give up belongings, furniture, plants and even a beloved pet when there is simply no room in an adult child’s home. Downsizing material possessions that define a person’s lifestyle and character is no easy task. Storage units are an expense many people cannot afford, and other adult children may live too far away to accept furniture and other large items.

An elderly parent moving into the home of an adult child loses more than the comfort of an old house, sentimental possessions, and decades of memories. The senior has to learn new routines – has to learn new sounds and different smells – and has to get used to a son or daughter being in charge.

Moving into a grown son or daughter’s home may also mean kids, toys, teenagers, and a lot of noise. Getting around in unfamiliar territory is stressful and confusing for many elders.

How Can a Home Caregiver Help an Elderly Family Member Adjust?

Helping an Aging Parent Adapt to a Family Home - helping seniors adjust

Having to depend on someone else is a challenge for any adult, but even more so for the aged person who may be losing the ability to care for himself. It’s a tough fact to accept when old age steps in and someone younger takes charge, making the decisions. Elderly parents don’t always agree with their grownup kids.

An adult son or daughter can observe a few tips to make the transition to the family home easier for an elderly parent and everyone concerned:

  • Start suggesting or talking about the move well in advance with the elderly person. Gently voice concerns such as falling, cooking, shopping and so forth.
  • Discuss moving plans with the elder’s health care practitioner to get a second opinion and (hopefully) support.
  • Make sure the elderly parent wants to move in with the family. It could be that the senior prefers to be with others of the same age in an assisted living arrangement or nursing home.
  • When the time comes to move, adhere to the elderly parent’s wishes about what to do with the belongings left behind and the old home.*
  • Move treasured possessions and things of comfort into the bedroom with the elderly person. Framed photos, a rocking chair, or special books add a small measure of familiarity to the new location.
  • Maintain as much of the elder’s old routine as possible without stressing the caregiver or inconveniencing other family members.
  • Include the elderly parent in family activities as much as possible so the elder doesn’t feel isolated.
  • The elderly person should have as much control as possible over their own care and decision-making, unless advanced age and/or illness makes such control impossible or dangerous.
  • Planning ahead saves a lot of frustration and emotional pain later on. Older parents can set a good example for young adult children – and even teenagers – by discussing their concerns and decisions for “old age” including housing arrangements, medical wishes, and funeral plans.
  • Organizing a move for an elderly person is difficult under the best of circumstances. Caregivers who have a plan and who have thought through every detail of the move will suffer a lot less stress when the time comes to bring an elderly parent into the home.
  • Caregivers can help the transition for an elderly parent by surrounding him or her with as many memorable items as possible and keeping a routine similar to what the elder had before the move. Once the elder has settled into the home, the family can focus on creating new memories to go with the old ones.