Colonial Life Chest and Colonial Memory Life Chest
Not only do we have over 30 styles to suit all tastes, several of our Life Chests have self-closing lids and piano hinges, which prevents pinched fingers and damage to items stored inside. We have also partnered with BeRemembered.com, which is an amazing free software that will allow you to truly record the story behind each item in the Life Chest. This way, not only will you remember why they’re important, but so will your loved one affected by Alzheimer’s.
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5 Reasons to Make a Memory Box for Alzheimer’s Patients
For seniors with Alzheimer’s, a memory box helps recall people and events from the past. These memories, thought to be lost, can stimulate the senior emotionally and prompt conversation with loved ones.
A three-year-old’s works of art, a newspaper clipping, or a family photo; memory boxes hold items that bring us back to a time or even a moment that we hold dear. When a senior who has Alzheimer’s opens a memory box, it can stir thoughts of happy moments in life and give that person something to talk about.
Reasons to Create a Memory Box
Memory boxes can link seniors to what they love or what makes them feel good about themselves. They can even help hold an Alzheimer’s patient’s identity, with keepsakes emphasizing an overall theme, person, holiday, or an event that lifts the senior’s spirit.
It will take time to find the keepsakes to store in the memory box, but it is worth the effort. Here are five reasons to create a memory box for a senior loved with Alzheimer’s:
- Recall fond memories of youth, personal interests, children or history in general.
- Inspire conversation with caregivers, children or grandchildren.
- Exercise touch and other senses that the senior will rely on more and more as Alzheimer’s progresses.
- Spur creativity. The senior may want to create another box about a different life event or memory.
- Give you more insight to your loved one. When you search for keepsakes, you may find special items you did not realize the senior still had.