Memory Box

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Memory boxes can be a great way to link a person to what they love from their past.

Memory Box

Memory boxes can be a great way to link a person to what they love from their past, helping to restore a person's identity. Some reasons memory boxes are useful:

  • Helps to recall fond memories of youth, interests, children or history
  • Inspires conversation with caregivers, children or grandchildren
  • Exercises touch and other sensory stimulation\n• Gains more insight to your loved one

Supplies:

Required:

Optional:

  • Fabric or wrapping paper to decorate the box.  
  • Tape or glue.
  • Accessories to decorate (for example, game pieces from well-loved games or candy packaging from well-loved candy).

Instructions:

Help your loved one create a box of memories they can enjoy on a regular basis. When you search for keepsakes, you may find special items you did not realize the senior still had. You can put anything you like in a memory box.  If your loved one is able, it is encouraged that he or she participates in the selection of items. You can use any style of box and even make an additional project out of decorating it.

 

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