Heartfelt Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: Feb 23
Bring happiness by repairing the family wedding album or create a memory book for a holiday gift!
Looking at wedding photos is a great pastime, AND memory books help loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
This holiday season, think of creating a memory book or repairing a torn and worn wedding album. It would be a wonderful gift for the holidays or any time! You can easily share the album with your spouse or let your aging parents, who are losing touch with their past or remembering family members, enjoy reminiscing.
Scientists are engaged in studies on written stories and photographs on brain activity and memory retention. There is data to support photo books help preserve the memories of Alzheimer’s patients—and slow process of mild cognitive impairment.
The personal albums help tell the story of the person’s life. It sparks them to engage with you or the caregiver to look at people or places that may have a special place in their hearts.
Online sites like AARP recognize the value of seniors doing activities that challenge people experiencing memory loss or cognitive impairment. For example, they would agree that looking at family photos is a beautiful way to keep them active and bring joy by connecting the dots with the images.
The wedding album serves as one of the best ways to remind people of one of the most cherished events in their lifetime. Plus, it usually includes many family members who can jog their memory of their good times with siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and family friends.
Caregivers use memory books as a great way to interact, form a bond, or relate with their patient or family member. Activities that require thinking or past knowledge can go far in helping extend one’s ability to remember. Add the social activity of looking through the album together can help increase self-confidence and happiness for the dementia patient.
A wedding album is considered a reminiscence book. It is a book without text that relies on images to wake up a patient’s memory—often boosting their moods. Since this process depends on ideas, it allows them to interpret the photo from their perspective—there’s no right or wrong.
While there may be no treatment for Alzheimer’s disease today, your family’s wedding album may aid you, your spouse or your parents retain their memory if possible. In addition, the photo album allows caregivers, family, and friends the opportunity to maintain a connection with their loved ones.
At Quality Bindery Services, we specialize in repairing damaged books—from wedding albums, Bibles, journals, cookbooks, childhood stories, and more. And we also take your creative artwork, photos, poetry, biographies and create a book for you.
For a gift for the person or people in your life that matters! Where a wallet or an air fryer just doesn’t tell them how much they mean to you.