Plastic sheet protectors to slide the sheets into if using a notebook
Black felt tip pen if writing by hand
Adhesives – glue stick, etc.
Recycled greeting cards
Newspaper clipping (copy)
Scrap book art supplies
Note: If you use a
computer, make sure the font is rather large and easy to
read. Keep the written text brief. Put together the book
so that the reader can scan it and get lots of
information from it. Use lots of pictures if possible.
The basic set up of the book can vary, but always have a
front cover that will celebrate the honoree’s life. The
title page should include a picture of the honoree, and
the person’s name. Then write a note at the bottom
inviting caregivers and visitors to view the book. You
can even put a title on it—WHO AM I?, THIS IS MY LIFE, A
BIOGRAPHY OF ______.
Now get out the supplies and let the fun begin!!! I
promise that all who help make this wonderful
informative book will have a great time creating a
biography of their loved one’s life. And the finished
product will guarantee many hours of enjoyment for all
who read it. Most of all, the honoree will love the
attention it will focus on him or her. In the future, it
will become a treasured family heirloom!
Lynn has been one of many caregivers for
her mother for the past 14 years. Lynn’s mother is a
survivor of several strokes and a head injury. Lynn has
learned a great deal about the needs of people with
physical limitations while her mother has been in
rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. She found the
idea of a scrapbook to be an invaluable tool when her
mother went to a nursing home and wasn’t able to speak.