Family photo books for senior reading

Mom and familyMom has dementia, but she still knows me and we have simple conversations. We enjoy looking at picture books together. The other day we had fun looking at Anne Geddes book Little Blessings.

It occurred to me recently that I could create a photo book for Mom with our family’s photographs. It could tell the family story chronologically — the marriages, births, deaths. And it could remind us of places we lived, vacations we took, and friends we care about.

Of course the time-honored way to organize family photographs is with scrapbooks. You can keep it simple with scrapbooks or you can go crazy with themes, special papers, stickers, and more. You can add and subtract pages whenever you want. I’m not knocking scrapbooks — they’re great.

I’m leaning toward a photo book for two reasons. First, our family is spread out around the country and it’ll be easier to get them to help with the project because I can store it in the cloud. And second, we can print multiple copies.

I found reviews of some photo book services on the Safe Smart Living website and plan to get started on the project this week. I’ll keep you posted.

BTW, the toddler in the picture above is Mom, circa 1926.

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