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    Junior Member jodyma's Avatar
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    I am doing a talk in Sept. on a illness that is very dear to my heart(alzheimers). This will be to a mixed audience. I would like to make something to give to each person present that would ask them to think of someone with that disease and say a prayer for them each time they see it. It would have to be something for both sexes and something very simple and fast to make. I would need 20-30. I really don't want to buy anything-pens, bookmarks,etc. I feel those would just be put aside and forgotton about, but if it were homemade maybe it would more likely serve its' purpose. Does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate your sharing with me. Thanks

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    something with a magnet for the refrigerator door.

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    My 1st thought was a refrigerator magnet with a "Don't Forget" or "Remember" embroidered on a tiny quilt. Who does not open the frig every day & would be reminded.

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    a crunchy/stretch bracelot they can put their key on

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    Boy did you give me something to think about when I go to work later today. I want to say something with a circle of life theme, Alzheimers awareness applique something...even small pins

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    Alzheimer's Ribbon on a fridgie?? Do a search for "Alzheimer's ribbon"

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    I love your post note. That is something I often forget to do-pray about it. Thanks for reminding me. That should be the first thing we do.

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    based upon what amandagramma said i quickly googled alzheimers awareness and see they are represented by purple ribbons.

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    How about making little yo yos and adding a magnet to the back

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    How about a small refrigerator magnet photo holder with a 'Forget Me Not' flower background. Made these type of magnets many years ago so I know there are patterns out there or can be made up with a little creativity.

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    purple yo-yos

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    mug rugs? If they don't take too long to make?

    pot holders?

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    an ELEPHANT......they never forget!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    mug rugs? If they don't take too long to make?

    pot holders?
    Small coasters may be easier? Mug rugs can be smaller, too, though. They don't have to be pieced either.

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    a key fob. most likely they would use it every day

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    That's a great idea Jacqui!! or How about something portraying puzzle pieces. This is from the Alzheimer's Associ quilt display I saw last year. Some of the quilts were made with pieces missing or with a very faded picture where you coulnd't tell quite what was missing. Could you do mug rugs with this idea? Or, why not an elephant print?
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    an ELEPHANT......they never forget!!!!!

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    A broken/divided elephant - to signify broken connections in the memory banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    A broken/divided elephant - to signify broken connections in the memory banks.
    Ditto. My first thought. BrendaK

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    I really like to see how one thought just feed into the next with this board, such creativity! Hope we're giving you some ideas that won't take too long.

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    How about a small stuffed heart shape. I've heard of groups who make these for people with family members in intensive care units. They fit in a pocked or purse and can be held or touched...

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    Perhaps a forget-me-not flower pin that can be put onto a lapel for men or a small pin/brooch for the women?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Shak
    How about making little yo yos and adding a magnet to the back
    I love this idea, Yo-yos in purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    a crunchy/stretch bracelot they can put their key on
    I immediately thought of miniature blocks with a "hanger" for their keyrings~~
    Is there a symbol for alzeimers?

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    A mug rug, every one drinks something.
    A simple idea is using a pinking shears but out two 6 inch circles, one solid and one print and a thin piece of flannel or batting. Sew a narrow seam around it, fold in 4 sides and tack down. Or,is your want to sew the circles with the batting, wrong sides together and turn. Presto ! you have a cathedral window mug rug.
    Another I have made is using two 4 or 5 inch squares. Take a cinnamon stick, some whole nutmegs and cloves, put in a plastic bag and pound with a hammer till almost pulverized, put a little between the pieces of cloth and sew 1/2 inch around the perimeter. A warm cup of coffee or tea makes a nice aroma when used.

    Carol J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    an ELEPHANT......they never forget!!!!!
    A purple elephant!

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