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The Smile File – An Efficient Dementia Tool
August 31, 2023

Unlock ways to alleviate feelings of depression, despair, and frustration among seniors. The Smile File, designed by Trevor Mumby, a visionary behind Mumby’s Live-in Care, offers a sensitive solution to rejuvenate lifelong emotions. Learn about this innovative concept that employs “Free Association” to stimulate brain cells and generate instant pleasure.

Harvard Breakthrough: The Science Behind Cellular Revitalization

In January 2023, Harvard University’s David Sinclair uncovered a breakthrough: aging isn’t just about damaged cells, but the loss of information retention. Cellular processing was shown to recharge cells, not repair them. As AI advances, this revolutionary insight may soon extend to organs such as eyes, skin, kidneys, and conditions like Dementia.

“Memory loss in old age is NOT about an accumulation of damaged cells but, that cells lose their ability to retain information. By using a process called “cellular processing”, they revitalized cells. They proved that the cure for the aging process is not about repairing damaged cells, but rebooting existing ones.”

The Smile File Approach: Where Science Meets Emotion

Supported by undeniable scientific proof, the Smile File taps into the enduring memory of cells. Although unrelated to the existing Harvard procedures, this technique is rooted in Sigmund Freud’s Free Association theory, gently encouraging unfiltered expression to address hidden distress.

Sigmund Freud’s theory of Free Association is a method of psychoanalysis that involves encouraging the patient to speak freely and without censorship about their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. 

The Smile File simplifies the same concept, focusing on four areas of observation, which when sensitively approached, cause a spontaneous facial expression of pleasure. They are People, Places, Pastimes, and Possessions (the Four ‘P’s).

The Smile File in Action

A Guide to Using the Smile File

Employ astute observation and validate its efficacy by trying it with a friend.

Free association requires you to let the cared-for person freely express whatever is coming to their minds at ANY time

  • NOT interrupting, contradicting, or offering your own opinions.
  • Provide constant pleasant smiling responses and approval.
  • Use this opportunity “nonchalantly”. Do NOT appear to be snooping. The time is pleasant and both you and the cared-for person will have enjoyed it.

YOU will KNOW the time together has been a success.

The fact that this process results in instant pleasurable feelings becomes obvious to anyone within sight of the person involved. There is a spontaneous facial expression of pleasant surprise and an outflowing of animated conversation related to what has been revitalised. It confirms the scientific evidence that “cellular processing” is working. 

Remarkably, this response will occur each time a subject from the four ‘p’s is visited. To the elderly depressed and withdrawn person, the Smile File presents an escape from their gloom.

An expert using Smile File will be able to surface at least a dozen moments when the cared-for person spontaneously reacts with pleasure from the people, places, pastimes, and possessions which have been revealed. It is vital that these responses which are without any doubt, caused by the cellular processing reaction, are written and placed in a highly visible location where everyone who is in close contact can use them as revitalisers.

In fact, The Smile File is designed to be displayed on your fridge, with the help of a customised magnet. 

It is a process which requires a thoughtful, sensitive, and intelligent approach. No one should assume that it is about stimulating memories. It is free-floating where questions are rarely used. Wait for something to arise which seems to lift feelings. Engage in conversation, avoiding judgments, opinions, and interrupting. Spotting the rises and expressions which would indicate a pleasant feeling has been touched, sensitively and reaffirming them. It is an on-going process which can arise at any time.

If you are interested in finding out more about The Smile File, we invite you to get in touch with us or visit Trevor Mumby’s website.