Examining the Use of Scrapbooking with Family Members Who Have Lost a Loved One to Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Dementia
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
This study examined the effect of scrapbooking on memory recall with adults who have lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. This was a heuristic study by the researcher who completed a scrapbook in memory of her grandmother who passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The results of the study indicated that scrapbooking provides a way to memorialize loved ones while also reflecting back on their life. The scrapbook also served as a means of recall and storytelling among family members.