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Memory Boxes – Why do we need one??

If you are of a generation, like me, that just didn’t have a memory box for each of the children, you probably realise by now how important it is to keep all the details of their birth and milestones through the years. My children often ask me questions that can’t be answered because times and events disappear from memory.

If only those dates and memories had been stored away safely, a lot of the information and details would be available in black and white.

Oh well, it is too late for older children although more and more new Mums are realising the importance of building memories and keeping them safe, just like my own daughters are doing for their chilren. To be able to show a growing child the small identity wristband that they were tagged with at birth must be a really magical feeling and something that often amazes the son or daughter as to how small it was.

A small memory box is ideal as a gift for a child to keep a few trinkets in as they get older although, for Mum, a large box is needed to store their first painting, first tooth, first curl from the first haircut, school reports, certificates and lots of amazing events and achievements during the first years of life. Many parents then decide to pass on all the mementos in the keepsake box when the child is 18 although it may be better to keep them until they are married with children of their own as they will then really appreciate the memories far more.

Memory Boxes are not only needed for children – wedding/engagement/couples memory boxes, pet memory boxes, Grandparents memory boxes.  They are all important reminders of special times in our lives.  And how lovely for Grandparents to collect trinkets of their lives which will show grandchildren how times change and all about the happy and sad times in their lives.

So please don’t lose all your keepsakes like I did as it is a big regret that I am not able to discuss their birth and early school life in more details just because I didn’t think to store everything safely in a Wooden Memory Keepsake Box.

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Memory Box for Dementia Patients

Memory Boxes for Dementia Patients

Our character is identified with what we have done and been. In maturity, childhood recollections may get to be striking, and late memory may get hazy. We can get to be lost and forgetful. To hold our memories and our ‘soul’, a memory box for dementia containing significant memorial joggers, individual things and photographs can be a source of joy and consolation as we get old and moves into maturity stage. The memory box can be unloaded and opened commonly many times. Everything in the box can hold those memories that can be reviewed again and again.


Limewood A4 Memory Box with engraved nameplate

We know that a few events will lead us to some bad and unhappy memories from which we may get surprise or sadness. The motivation purpose behind the memory box is to stimulate the memory as we get more aged. Every one of us carries the bundle of memories as we ourselves are a living memory box. Every part of our daily life is recorded, be it sight, taste, sound, touch or smell. And as we get aged and old, it becomes possible to review those memories with joy and happiness or painful in some rare cases. Memory boxes can connect aged people to what they adore or what makes them like themselves. A Box of 33cm x 15cm is a perfect size for a memory box. It should be solid, powerful and simple to store. Although a hard piece of cardboard box will do, a cardboard box can disintegrate over time and a wooden box will be longer lasting.  Everything depends upon what you need to store in it. You have to make the box according to your use. Dementia is a mental disorder which is caused by mental disease or injury and makes changes to memories for which memory boxes are designed so people who forget their past memories, and the time that they happened, can store their precious things in that box so every time they see that box will let them remember the past memories. Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease which is a type of Dementia so people suffering from this disease need memory boxes for good past memories.
Some of the motivations to make a memory box for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease is so they can review the recollections of youth, individual interests and things which were in their past. Exercise touch and different faculties that the senior will depend on more as Alzheimer’s advances. The person might need to make another case around an alternate life occasion or memory. In these things stored in memory box, one may discover his or her childhood. Some of the things which could be kept in memory box are Family photos, the artwork by children or grandchildren, unique keychain, postcards, toys with which one played in childhood, any important formulae, any sports item or letters which we want to keep for life. Start gathering your memory box in young age years, high school days, middle age or maturity years. Retirement is regularly a period of reflection and change of way of life. Making a memory box or dealing with one could be an important and enjoyable activity.
A Memory box can be used as a treasure chest which contain memories with a great past, which reflects on experience of past specially those happy times which one prefers to have.  People share these memories with people of the same age or friends and family and also share with youngsters and tell them about their experience of life. People living in care homes or nursing homes take these boxes along with them to recall their memories.
A well created memory box can be an important point of conversation in a man or woman’s home/room, being readily available when the person would like to reminisce and browse through their treasures.  A memory box can likewise be compelling at fighting poor bad moods, or for when an individual is feeling restless, anxious, or upset. Don’t include items which are expensive or sharp or create any choking hazards so take care that a memory box for dementia, or just a memory box to store your own trinkets, should be decorated beautifully and personalised with a name. We recommend a hinged wooden box with a clasp and lidstay so the person can browse through the box easily. child
Memory Boxes for Dementia have created such good results that the advantages they give have turned out to be all the more broadly welcomed. It is now regularly recommended that a Memory Box is a great idea for any individual who might be moving to a care home later on in life with the goal that they can instantly build up a significant historic point in their new home. Besides, the substance will mirror the person’s life and give precious data to carers. The utilization of Memory Boxes in care homes enhances introduction and energizes expanded levels of correspondence between carers, inhabitants and their families.
The most amazing part about assembling a memory box is offering it to others. Keep in mind, a memory box should be kept in the open, not be put away in a cupboard and overlooked yet daily utilized and opened so that everybody can learn through your own experiences. Eventually, either before or during the memory box making process, you ought to consider how you will share it to a bigger gathering of people.  Knowing what is in your special box will help you to answer questions about where and how and share recollections which you think may intrigue and be educational for others.
The family caretakers should help the patient with dementia to make a memory box and use various decorative embellishments to make the box look more beautiful and attractive. Everybody loves butterflies or stars which look really special on a Memory Box. The theme on the outside of the box could be some flowers if the dementia patient has loved gardening or perhaps with reminders of a hobby or sport they loved. So people should start making memory boxes from an early age, one they can keep through the years and gradually build up a collection of treasured memories. Or, if they do not own a memory box, start now building and collecting trinkets on their behalf – it can be a really special time if the reminders recall happy times and a connection is made.