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​We publish Joyful Memories, a magazine for dementia caregivers to share with their loved ones.

Magazines have played an important part in our story. Trish enjoyed magazines her whole life. As her memory loss progressed, we continued to share moments of joy with her as we looked together through magazines, scrapbooks, and photo albums. Also, Eric has decades of experience producing magazines, and he knows many talented people working in the publishing industry.

A Magazine for People Living With Dementia

For people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, magazines are familiar and comfortable. Print affirms human connection as it conveys permanence, credibility, and authenticity.

When we visit memory care facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to lead singalongs, we often see residents with magazines … sometimes reading them, sometimes looking at pictures, sometimes just holding them.

In March of 2022, we started publishing Joyful Memories, a printed magazine designed for families to share with loved ones living with dementia. Content is timeless and intergenerational, featuring original and curated pictures, stories, poems, and jokes. This magazine provides a comfortable and familiar experience, helping people living with dementia connect with memories and emotions.

The magazine is made possible by the generosity of individual donors. It costs approximately $6,000 to launch each new issue.

Joyful Memories features:

  • Easy-to-follow design, with large type and high-contrast colors.
  • No ads, no phone numbers, no current events, and no stories continued on the next page.
  • Single-themed issues filled with fun, interactive, and engaging content.

“I’m in love with this magazine. I use it in group settings and for one-on-one engagement, because my residents love reading and writing in their own copy.” ~ Tina Mandrell Brown, memory care coordinator in Texas

“The magazine is perfect. Songs & Smiles is really filling a gap.” ~ Tracy Whitman, activities director in Texas

“You all do a wonderful job on the magazine. Pictures and content are perfect! My granddaughter, who is 8 years old, loves reading the magazine to my mother. Thank you so much!” ~ caregiver in Kentucky

  • Details: 24 pages plus covers, 8 x 10.5 inches, 80# gloss cover and 80# matte text.
  • Free shipping via USPS. Mailed to U.S. addresses only.
  • Quantity Discounts (when shipped to single address): 3-10 copies = $7 each, 11-24 copies = $6.50 each, 25+ copies = $6 each.
  • Future Issues: We publish at least 4 new issues per year. We hope to increase that frequency to 8 or 12 issues per year, but we rely on donations and grants to fund the creation of new issues. To be notified about new issues, please SIGN UP for our email list.
  • Care Facilities, Churches, and Home Care Agencies: Please contact us regarding bulk subscription pricing, payment by invoice, and additional discounts.
Magazines for Dementia

A mother and daughter reading Joyful Memories magazine together (photo by Brad Newton)

Magazines for Dementia

​In 2024, thanks to a generous grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, we will distribute free copies of Joyful Memories to care homes and dementia care organizations in Denton and Tarrant counties.

Magazines for Dementia

​Thanks to a generous grant from the AWARE Fund at The Dallas Foundation, we distributed 12,000 free copies of Joyful Memories to care homes and dementia care organizations in Dallas and Collin counties in 2023.

Magazines for Dementia

Joyful Memories was selected by Graphic Design USA as a Health + Wellness Design Award Winner. The competition is highly selective, as only the top 10 percent of entries are recognized.

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