Saturday, February 02, 2013


When I was initially diagnosed with Alzheimer's one of the first things I did was to go through all my photographs and write on the back of them who everyone was, the date and place that it was taken.  I knew my family wouldn't remember and I knew in time that I wouldn't remember either.  After I did that (which literally took months) I decided to "scrapbook" them.  Yes, that meant making captions and cute little sayings and adding little embellishments to the pages.  It was a lot of work, but it kept my mind busy.

I still do that, but I have also had the opportunity to dive into the world of digital scrapbooking.  I wasn't sure I could learn it, but I did. I starting using a digital scrapbooking software program call My Memories.  If I can learn how to do this, so can you.  I've used it off and on for about a year, and it does save time and your "memories" can certainly be preserved in a more secure way than all those scrapbook pages.  Last count I had over 470 actual scrapbook pages that I did by hand -- the digital version is much faster and cleaner.  I will never give up scrapbooking as we know it now, but this is a good program if you are interested in diving in.

The creators of My Memories have reached out to me and they have given me a copy of the software program to give away to one of my readers.  The site for them is They also have a facebook page that you can like to get some ideas.  I encourage you to check it out and get a feel for it.  If you would like to win a copy of this software, just leave me a message or send me an email and I'll pick someone.

I get bombarded with people asking me to look at their products and I don't endorse them unless I'm really sold on them.  This works for me and I think it can work for you.  Give it a try -- look forward to hearing from you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kris - thank you for giving us the opportunity to win the scrapbook program. I didn't even know such a thing existed. I keep saying I've got to get all our photos organized. This sounds like a fun, easier way to do it. (maybe not so overwhelming!)
/thank you also for your writings - it truly means so much!

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Would love to win one for my husband who has Alzheimer's. It is so important to do what you are doing with your memories.


Anonymous said...

What a good idea! This may be the perfect activity for my husband and I to do together. Looking through the old photos, whether we actually organize or not, will bring smiles and sparkles to our eyes. Thanks for the information.

Assisted Living Directory said...

Sounds like a wonderful program. I will check out the My Memories website....thanks for sharing!