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 MyMemories.com. 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.