We've noticed in recent weeks the growing coverage of how keeping active can help people with a dementia to reconnect to lost parts of themselves. Here's our Top 5 selection of how you can help, in no particular order.
Are you looking for a way to connect with a loved one? Our Themed Memory Baskets or Boxes are ideal to help people reminisce, prompt memory, encourage activity for well-being and share special moments with the person you care for. There are several themes to chose from ranging from the seaside and baking to gardening and the 1950s which we've chosen to show here, plus more.
People with dementia can often remember the distant past more easily than recent events. The rummage box is a means of tapping into memories from the past and helps people with dementia feel empowered and secure in familiarity. It is about reminiscence.
When a person has dementia they begin to lose their short term memory and memories. They can forget about things that have happened in the last few days, months or years. They may even have forgotten what occurred earlier in the day.
However, people with dementia can retain their long term memories and find comfort in discussing things from their past. Particularly things they enjoyed like past interests, hobbies or even their past employment. The rummage box can be used as an activity, as a distraction, and therapeutically as a reminiscence tool.