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The Who Am I? Scrapbook

By Lynn Lancaster Gorges

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We know all about our loved ones we care for, but how can we help their other caregivers know them in a similar way? It can be done rather easily with a fun and easy project—a scrapbook. What a wonderful way to help the caregiver know the patient much more quickly.

This can be a fantastic project for the entire family of home bound or nursing home residents. You can create a simple or elaborate scrapbook that will tell all about the person’s life prior to their failing health. An individual can take on this project, or it can involve the honoree, their spouse, their children, their grandchildren, and their friends. What a fun family project!

Begin by deciding what you will want in your scrapbook. You can dedicate a page each to many topics. These will be great beginnings for lots of conversation with the honoree. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Childhood
  • Education
  • Homes/where I lived
  • Spouse
  • Other family members
  • Occupations
  • Hobbies
  • Clubs
  • Church activities
  • Pets
  • Sports interests
  • Favorite vacations
  • Friends
  • Artwork done by grandchildren
  • Health history

Secondly, make a list of supplies you will need. If you have a scrapbooker in the family, this project can take on a more creative and polished look. Primarily, remember that the book needs to give lots of information.

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