Where the idea came from
Like many people, major events have affected our family. Dealing with those events provided us with an understanding about what would have helped us. This is where Forget Me Not Book began. If there had been anything similar available we would be using it, there wasn't, so we designed it ourselves.
My mother had to go into a residential care home as a result of a major stroke. My wife's grandfather was diagnosed with dementia and eventually had to be admitted into a home. In my case, although the rest of my family wanted to help they lived too far away and as the closest relative it fell to me to make regular visits. In my wife's case, dementia robbed her grandfather of his short-term memory leaving him feeling confused, frustrated and isolated. He had lived a fascinating life. Engaging him on events from the past unlocked him again and he sparkled when he recounted his favourite stories.
A collaborative memory book site helps in many ways. These are just a few: