Making a Difference: Lexington care facility helps capture precious memories

Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 07:23:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — When a loved one is diagnosed with Dementia, panic can set in and family members are often left to wonder how to hold on to precious memories.

One Lexington care facility got creative in helping both their residents and families come to terms with a new reality and to create sweet moments to last a lifetime.

Dementia and early onset memory loss patients at Sayre Christian Village have been given a gift. A short time ago, marketing director Elise Hinchman ran across a company called Pinhole Press that specializes in small personalized books and puzzles for children...and she knew she had to take the idea to work. They soon got down to business with families and worked together to create memory books, picking out photos.

Phyllis James made the book with her father who loved photos. Heartbreakingly, he passed away before ever getting to see it. Now, it serves as a beautiful preservation of his life.

"It is part of him that we will always have," James told LEX 18.

It's a precious way to hold on to life's dearest moments, as fleeting as they may be. If you would like to learn more, click here.