Name: Increasing Memory- Let’s Make A Memory Book
Individuals with severe memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer's or TBI will function better if they are reminded of their lives and those of their loved ones.
Make sure your pictures have large faces.
Choose pictures that have a symbolic component. If your father was a car salesman, have a
picture with a car. Additionally, any pictures that have familiarity to the individual with spark memories.
Each caption/picture needs to have a statement about it.
Start with short factual statements about the people in the pictures.
Use technology as well to create a memory book (Tablet)
Items to Add in Memory Book
name of the individual
birthday (day, month, year, place)
name and occupation of your parent's grandparents and great grandparents
brothers and sisters (names, birthdays, occupations)
details on mom and dad
What they liked to do when they were little?
Where was their first home? Where else did they live?
First school, education later, favorite subject
Work they did
Wedding date, memories of that day
Details on in laws
Important events in their life
General health information
Religion / Spirituality