Category Archives: Memory Books

Memory Books Contribute to Personalized Care in Hospice

When dad was in the hospital I felt he was not seen as a total person – just a patient. I wanted to bring in pictures of him but there wasn’t any place to put them. In the hospice there … Continue reading

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How to Make Scrapbooks and Memory Books — 2

In my last post I wrote about why one might want to make a memory book. This post will focus on how to make a memory book or what to put in it. I would like to say that the … Continue reading

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Making Scrapbooks and Memory Books for Graduations, Events and/or Alzheimer’s and Dementia — I

One of the things WordPress tells us bloggers is the search string users used to find our blog post. And one of the most common questions has to do with making memory books or scrap books for dementia or other … Continue reading

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Dad’s Retirement Memories Preserved Digitally and in Another Memory Book

I recently was looking through the pictures and letters in my father’s retirement notebook.  Originally he had made a scrapbook using one of those books with the so-called “Magnetic Pages”.  Of course, these pages have a sticky surface that eventually … Continue reading

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Disaster Preparations and Recovery: Preserving Memories

I noticed headlines about the loss of hundreds millions of dollars of art from the flooding of New York Art Galleries.  I had already been thinking of ways we all need to prepare for disasters ourselves. I have written about … Continue reading

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High School Graduation Memory Books

When my oldest daughter graduated from high school, over 25 years ago I found myself in a bit of a quandary.  I wanted to give her something very special to mark the occasion.  When I had graduated high school more … Continue reading

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A Birthday Party by Mail

When dad was approaching his 80th birthday, I wanted to throw him a big party.  The problem with that was that I lived 3000 miles away.  I was working full-time and couldn’t figure out how to organize a party from such … Continue reading

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