Zach Mercurio’s article The Science of Mattering: Why Feeling Significant Is So Significant resonates with me. People with dementia or other challenges still need to feel that they are important, that they matter.  Everyone does.  Zack describes how feeling significant is a basic human desire and a critical factor for mental, emotional, and physical well-being in life, school, and work.

Experiencing mattering reaffirms that we contribute to others and that we have a purpose. Mattering may also help us live longer. Here’s the link to this short and important article. 


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