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ARCHIVE: Memory and Orientation Books

  1. Love the layout of the book! Love the “Stop” sign! When my mom was nearing 100 years old, alerting messages like that really got her attention. And when my dad was in the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, the memory book I made him of my horses was his touch-stone to reality (that is the reality of the memories still in his head). Every time I saw him, he would say, “How are the girls?” meaning the horses, and this was our connection. It remained till the final days of his life!

  2. […] Do your work with patients who have dementia? Speech musings last week had a neat project on creating an orientation book.  https://speechymusings.com/2013/09/24/memory-and-orientation-books/ […]

  3. […] Memory and Orientation Books — Speechy Musings – Love the layout of the book! Love the “Stop” sign! When my mom was nearing 100 years old, alerting messages like that really got her attention…. […]

  4. […] a Memory book. This helps the loved one to orientate themselves on their surroundings. Go check out this link for instructions and […]

  5. This is great and just what i need at the moment. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.

  6. Lori Owen says:

    shannon, this is so great. I am trying to write articles for our first newsletter in a long time. I had a partner but realized her memory was really not good. So here I am looking for materials. I am wanting to include your website address and some of the information if possible. Would this be okay?

  7. Robin says:

    I would very much like to purchase the memory book printables. However when I tried to register in the teacher store as a new user I kept getting a invalid email address message. If you could help me with this I would really appreciate it. My mother has dementia and we would like to make her a memory book. Thank you.

    • Shannon says:

      I am so sorry about that! I’d definitely recommend reaching out to Teachers Pay Teachers tech support. They are typically fabulous at helping with tech issues on their site like this. It might also be worth trying again and double checking your email was typed in correctly. I do know the site was giving me some troubles last night as well. You can reach out to TpT tech support at the link below:

      Hope that helps! Thanks for your message.

  8. Abby says:

    EVERYONE should make a version of the memory book. Having lived with aging parents, a major pleasure is looking through photos and handling their treasures. Because I have sentimental attachments to material things, I have cut pieces of material from ragged robes, stapled the fabric to an index card, and labeled it. Or taken a photo of something meaningful to me and labeled it, with a story of why it is important. I fully expect to sitting in my room someday, with my primary activity being listening to music and handling my precious memories.

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