The Dementia Memory Box is a secure, personal display cabinet for the safe-keeping of recognisable, personal memorabilia. The Memory Box is a great tool for inciting conversation and recalling memories.
Used extensively in care homes, they have proved a practical and attractive tool. (Typically they are located outside a residents room or kept by the activity coordinator)
Memory Boxes can prompt conversation and provide mental and emotional stimulation. For a person living with dementia, the items or objects in a memory box can help them recall people and events from their past.
Glenn Knight, CEO Training 2 CARE Group Comments ''The ability to recognise your own possessions becomes more important with dementia and the memory box is a great way of being able to keep important items on show to identify that they are still there. Memory boxes are used nationally to start conversations, pick an item in a memory box and talk about this and then the conversations will flow. Used for identifying peoples rooms, an area where they like to be or just to dress an empty space on a wall, these are a great and needed item.''