Activities For Your Loved One
Scrapbooks and shadow boxes are excellent tools for triggering positive memories and facilitating engagement. To create them, gather pictures and items your loved one cherishes. Subjects may include:
- Friends and family
- Professional items
- Vacation and travel
Include descriptive captions to help jog your loved one’s memory. Make sure the captions are simple and written in large, easy-to-read type. The best pictures and items to include are those that were relevant before your loved one’s memory began to decline. For those with memory loss, mementos like these are the easiest to recognize. Know that these memories are a healthy source of pride. You can encourage this feeling through the simple act of sitting with your loved one and asking about the various images and items.