As the old saying goes, a photo can speak a thousand words, but can it really?
Photography and photos are described to be ‘snapshots of time’. When you take the photo you are freezing the world for a second, holding it still, while you capture a moment. Famous Photographer Ansel Adams once said, “you don’t take a photograph, you make it” and to me, these are words to live by.
At this point, I could go into detail about Photography and how to take the ‘perfect photo’ but that’s not what this page is designed to do. Plus, I have not got any form of qualifications or training in Photography so feel as if I would not do it justice. What we are going to look at is how Photos can help people get through and learn to live with Alzheimer’s as a part of their lives.
When I originally set out starting to plan this page, I was going to have 3 separate pages, one for Photos as they are, one for collages and the one for Slideshows. When I started to make this page though, I decided, instead of having three separate pages, why not just have them all on one page?
We are going to be doing it a little bit differently, for a nice change. In this page we are going to talk about how Photos can help you get to grips with the new addition to your lives, Alzheimer’s, and then we are going to introduce the two smaller pages that I have made for both Collages and Slideshows!
So, without further ado, let’s look at how Photos can help support you through Alzheimer’s!
Alzheimer’s hits everybody hard, I am not going to lie for one second and say that it doesn’t, but are there things that we can do to help get us through it? The answer to this question, at least from my perspective is a massive yes! There are support strategies and techniques that are around that we can use to help get us through it.
Photos can be a real lifesaver and tool for our memory, if we use them correctly. Looking at what I just said, the if we use them correctly part is key, let me go a bit further in depth here.
Photos can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to Alzheimer’s, depending on how you use them. If you use Photos as a way of looking back at old memories and good times in a happy/reflective way, then it can be a real aid and support for you. However, if you look at Photos as a way of visualizing what you have lost and what you will continue to lose due to the illness, all it will do is cause you more heartache and pain.
Alzheimer’s and Photos … How can it be a support?
Well the answer to that question can come in a number of different ways, which all depend on how you see and use Photos.
You can use Photos as a way of looking back over some of the great times that you had! Not in a sad way but in a positive, nostalgic way.
You can use Photos as a way of reminding you to keep going, of the good times you have had with somebody, the laughs you’ve had, the adventures you have gone on!
The Photos that you keep can be a source of motivation to keep on supporting the person that is currently suffering with Alzheimer’s perhaps?
What if you use the Photos as a way of reliving the memories that have been lost with the person suffering with Alzheimer’s? You can sit down and go through the Photos, maybe where you were, what you did, who you saw?
If you would like to learn more about Collages and/or Slideshows, look no further too! Let’s look a little bit deeper into them!
Are you interested in learning how making Collages can help Support you through Alzheimer’s? Curious to learn how to make a collage? Check out this page for the answers to those questions and much much more!
Collage Page: https://dontforgetme.org.uk/collages/
Would you like to learn more about how a Slideshow can help you relive some truly great memories? Do you know how to make a Slideshow? Check out the page for more info!
The options are indeed limitless, depending on how you think about using them! It all comes down to what you can think to do with Photos, be creative! The more you think and design stuff, the better it will be!
Take a few minutes out of your day, have a seat and think about what you would do with photos! Let me know what you think! If you have made anything or have a great idea that you would like to share, I would love to hear it too! Just drop me a message through the contact page and I will message you back as soon as I possibly can!
Famous Quotes about Photography
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”Ansel Adams
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”Dorothea Lange
“I take the same picture twice. First, with my heart, then camera.”– Biju Karakkonam