If a picture can say a thousand things, then a human voice can launch a thousand memories. In another project we discussed creating memory books full of pictures, letters, document and drawings. In this project, we tackle creating memories based on voices and life experiences. Let’s get creating!
What’s a memory book? It’s a collection of photos or letters gathered together in an album, brag book or some kind of binder. It doesn’t have to be fancy or colorful. It does need to have content that has positive meaning for your loved one.
How can it help you as a family caregiver?
- Flipping through a book can offer comfort if your loved one is troubled.
- It can be a useful distraction if your loved one is restless or bored.
- Photos can help your loved one connect to friends and strangers alike.
- It can remind you of past, better times when you feel frustrated or annoyed.