Elderly Care in Phoenix AZ
There are many factors that have to be considered when it comes to those who provide elderly care for your parent. Many of these things are basic necessities of daily life that help keep your parent safe and healthy. One activity that can increase the emotional wellness of your loved one while also providing them with a memento they’ll cherish, is scrapbooking.
To scrapbook you’ll have to gather your old family photographs and go through them with your loved one. Looking at these old photographs and “revisiting” memories you may not have thought of in years will help you both remember great times you shared with family and friends. You can create captions together for the photos you select. The captions can be a reminder of what was happening when the picture was taken.
Photographs aren’t the only items that can be used in a scrapbook. Anything that has value to you or your parent can be used, as long as it’s small enough to fit on a page of your scrapbook. Patches, buttons, stamps, and stickers are all types of mementos that can go inside your scrapbook.
Working on a scrapbook with your parent has the added benefit of giving you something to bond over. The simple act of looking at pictures and talking about old memories will help you feel closer to each other, which in turn will make your parent feel loved and cherished.
Once you’ve selected photographs and mementos, decide on a theme for your scrapbook. With the theme comes design ideas you may want to incorporate. Be sure to have a pair of scissors on hand. This is when you both get to decorate objects to use in your scrapbook. It’ll fun to decide on colors and decorative flairs. Cutting, gluing, and writing anecdotes has the additional physical benefit of helping your loved one’s dexterity. The act of cutting objects into specific shapes and writing takes control and concentration.
Scrapbooking is a great project for you and your loved one to enjoy together. Take your time going through the pictures you collect and talking about the things you remember. Be sure to also enjoy discussing captions that will best suit the pictures you both like best. This is a fun time for you and your parent and should be enjoyed by both of you. In the end, your mom or dad will have a book where dozens of wonderful memories are captured and easily accessible to them whenever they want to revisit them.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Phoenix, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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