Sight and sound trigger dementia patients’ memories

Olga Deacon, who has dementia, recalls to her granddaughter, Chris Boyce, that her brothers fought in World War II in front of a memory wall, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at The Easton Home in Easton, Pa. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

Travel gift guide: ideas and inspiration

This undated image released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows author Paul Theroux, whos known for his travelogues. His latest book is Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads. He says he never travels without at least three books. (Steve McCurry/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via AP)

Seeking the perfect gift for a traveler? Here’s some inspiration from road warriors and travel professionals: author Paul Theroux; Salamander Hotels CEO Sheila Johnson; Irhal app creator Irfan Ahmad; and Young Travel Professionals founder Karen Magee.

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