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Our products  

Our Health range of products, graphics and signage has been developed specifically for use in hospitals and care environments. Our large format graphics and unique Picture This display system can improve any type of space within a hospital and our dementia friendly products have been developed with the principles of reminiscence therapy, life story therapy and way finding intrinsic to their design. All products comply with hospital requirements on health & safety and hygiene.
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Our memory boxes allows you to display an object that is meaningful to the patient, or is relevant to the space, to facilitate wayfinding and reinforce reminisce therapy.

 

What is a Memory Box?

Dementia memory boxes are boxes that contain an item or items that are meaningful in some way to a person or environment. This may be a treasured personal item, or an object that someone with dementia can associate with their past. Our memory boxes are clear Perspex boxes with an LED spotlight that illuminates the object within.

Why use a Memory Box?

Memory boxes work on the principles of reminiscence or ‘life story’ therapy. Because the oldest memories are the ones that people with dementia retain the best it can give them great comfort to see and talk about items that trigger those memories.

Not only do they promote reassurance and familiarity, they can help with the practical issue of wayfinding – helping them locate their own space.

Other nostalgia products include the Kodak digital display and retro TVs.

Where would you use a Memory Box?

Memory boxes are designed for dementia friendly environments. They can be mounted above or at the side of a patient’s bed or outside their door.

The Benefits of a Memory Box at a Glance

  • Offer familiarity
  • Offer comfort
  • Help with wayfinding
  • Trigger memories
  • Sturdy, easy to clean and meets all standards on H&S and hygiene

Case Studies

See memory boxes used at Winnersh by The Abbeyfield Society

 

“‘Life story’ or’ life history’ is the term usually given to describe a biographical approach, which involves reviewing and evaluating an individual’s past life events. It involves working with a person and/or their family to find out about their life, recording that information in some way and then using the information with the person in their care.”

McKeown, Dementia UK

 

Credit: Product concepts by Andy Edwards Design-Leeds

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