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Dad’s Memories

I brought some pictures with me when I visited dad this week.  They were very old pictures from the 1930’s.  I asked dad about the time and place for these pictures, and he identified them all for me.  I asked … Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Caregiver

Actually, I don’t think there is such a thing as a typical day, so I will write about one day last week.  I started out at home preparing the things I planned to take with me to visit dad.  Then … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Dad’s Memory

Sometimes I feel almost like dad doesn’t really have Alzheimer’s disease as he does so well day by day.  Then other days I can see the obvious signs.  Today was one of those days. I found dad alone in the … 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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I Hope That Snow Keeps Up!

When I was young I loved snow and outside winter activities.  Dad didn’t care for snow at all.  I suspect he didn’t like the traffic mess that resulted whenever it snowed in their metropolitan area.  One day dad said: “I … 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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