A Memory Box can be an effective way of stimulating enjoyable memories for anyone with dementia or cognitive loss.
A well-developed memory box (also called a Reminiscence Box or Rummage Box) can be a focal point in a person's house/bedroom, becoming an easily accessible activity for when the individual wants a trip down memory lane.
A memory box for dementia can also be effective at combating bad moods, or for when an individual is feeling agitated, restless, or upset. Other uses include:
When creating Memory Boxes for Dementia use, keep the following tips in mind:
The person with dementia should be as involved as possible with adding items to their memory box; if this is difficult due to their condition you can always bring objects to them one at a time, and gauge by their reaction whether to include the item in their memory box permanently.
The most important factor to consider when adding items to Memory Boxes for dementia use is to ensure that the object actually stimulates memories for the person with dementia.
An old button that reminds the person of their school blazer & happy teenage years would be a good idea for the memory box, in comparison to an old photograph that no longer triggers recognition, as unfortunate as it may be.
Here are some examples of items that can be included:
An important part of a memory box can also be a short summary sheet, this should list all of the items included in the memory box, and the reasons why they were added.
A Summary Sheet can be especially useful in care homes, where there may not always be a family member available who knows the complete history behind all of the items.
Our Memory Boxes are medium sized display cabinets that are perfectly suited for a collection of smaller items. However, they are not suitable memory boxes for large or heavy items.
Please note; no objects/items are included in addition to your memory box, the image used above is for illustration only
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