Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Mum's Memory Book

My Mum will be 92 years old on Thursday, she has vascular dementia and her memory is getting really bad now so I decided to make a photo album to help her remember some of our more recent holidays together.


I used my Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian collection and this is a selection of the pages, I won't bore you with them all - I apologise for the quality of the photographs, the sun could not make it's mind up whether to stay in or out!








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Pauline
x

29 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Sad to see our loved ones drift into a world of their own and I think this is a wonderful idea and hopefully something she can look through to remember you all.xxx

meg said...

A beautiful photo album Pauline I know that your mum will love it a hope she enjoys memories of the holiday

dutchess said...

Fabulous project Pauline...it will be a real memory reviver for your Mum...I hope you get to see her on her birthday even if you can’t have a hug....
It’s raining...yes actual rain...we need a week of it really but at least it will damp down the pollen and I may stop sneezing for a bit...take care xxxx

Karen Dunleavey said...

Hi
I love the album, I did something similar for my mum when she had trouble remembering who her family was. Not only was it good for her but it helped carers and visiting family as they had something to do with her. I'm new to this blogging malarkey but will be visiting your page often. PS - I live just down the road in Romsey.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic Album Pauline and such a great idea for your Mum too. I'm sure that she is going to love this.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful album and papers Pauline and a great idea- my hubby has vascular dementia and Alzheimers and I have been collecting photos together but not started yet
Carol x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful memory book Pauline that will give your mother hours of pleasure - it is always hard to see our loved ones suffering with any form of dementia, and suffer they do!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

cuilliesocks said...

What a lovely idea to make the album for your Mum, it is beautifully created Pauline, I hope looking at the photos will spark off memories for her, and the embellishments are so tactile too, I'm sure she will love ti.
92, is a grand age to reach, wishing he a very Happy Birthday, Kate x

Kuni said...

Beautiful Pauline.
Hugs
Kuni

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Pauline, what a wonderful and so very beautiful album. I'm sure the beauty and the photographs will help a lot.
Take care
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

What a lovely thing to make for your mother. I'm sorry to hear she has dementia. That is a hard disease and robs them of so much. This will help her remember all the good times with her family. That is so thoughtful of you.

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant idea and a beautiful book for her to remember the good times

Diane said...

Wonderful photo album Pauline. I am sure your mom will love it.

Hugs Diane

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a wonderful gift for your Mum, Im sure it will be well looked at, Hazel xx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning album and such a beautiful keepsake. I am sure your mum loves it.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Gibmiss said...

This is fabulous Pauline ...
Lovely pictures... your a Mum will love it ...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Happy Birthday for tomorrow.....

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous, what a really lovely idea. Brilliant design lithesome lovely papers and elements. I haven't zoomed in to look at the photos as they are personal, I know you have posted them on here but I don't feel right intruding.
She is 20 years older than me and I am already getting a bad memory.

Kath x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautifulllllll Pauline
Gr Karin

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

What a lovely and thoughtful gift for your Mum. I bet she will enjoy looking through that .. .. over and over again.

I love the paper set you have used and the sentiment on the front is just perfect.

A beautiful project for a very special birthday girl! I hope she has a lovely birthday.

Love Jules xx

Carol L said...

I made a book of photos for my mother as she became lost to her reality too many years ago and she often had it in her hands when I visited her. It's beautiful and sure to have special meaning quite often. Beautiful creation and a very happy birthday to your mum!

Pop's Cards said...

Wow this is just so very pretty I love all the pages, gorgeous hugs Pops x

Shabneez said...

What a thoughtful gift you made for your Mum Pauline. Lots of love in it. Shabneez x

Fikreta said...

this is so pretty!

Sarah said...

What an absolutely gorgeous keepsake Pauline, something your Mum will treasure. You are so clever xx

rachel said...

This is a super make - so many memories - how lovely! Hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely idea, Pauline. I bet she loved it.
My own Mum was losing her memory before she passed. I know she would have really enjoyed something like this!

Sue said...

Awww, Pauline, what a wonderful idea! To relive these fun times together with your Mom, which she can enjoy over and over. Beautiful too. Such a thoughtful gift.

Hugs
Sue

Witchcrafted Life said...

Dear Pauline, I'm immensely sorry about your mother's health issues. We lost my MIL to a stroke brought on my early onset Alzheimer's back in September 2013, so I can relate in part to the difficulties and challenges that you and your family are experiencing with your sweet mom.

This is such an immensely thoughtful, gorgeous gift and way to help your mom remember some of your wonderful times spent together.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Céline said...

fab work on this album
hugs
céline