I was wondering has anyone made a Personal Memories Book for their loved one with Ad. When my husband was admitted to his Ad unit I was aware that all everyone could see was this very confused ,agressive person. I constantly repeated myself to nurses and carers that what they were seeing was not the caring husband and father that we loved. After a couple of weeks I decided to make a little history about the life and times of my husband. I started by naming it 'Donal's Personal Memories. I told the story with words and pictures. I gave a brief of donals family and mine ,his mum dad etc. then when we got married ,had our children then grandchildren. the book was divided into sections Donals family,my family, Our family, His special friends, Then his interests and hobbies. It took me about 6 weeks in all. after I printed it off I took it to a professional printers who laminated and bound it for me. All the staff loved it because they had now an insight into who Donal actually was. all new staff and agency read his memories and when he went into general hospital his memories went with him. It has been used for local training and other patients families are being encouraged to do something similar. It was great therapy for me but it has been great as an introduction of staff to Donal.