Published Thu, 2012-02-16 17:29; updated 34 weeks ago.
Often it’s difficult to communicate to a person with dementia.
Age UK South Staffordshire is using memory boxes to rekindle memories from people with dementia and to help them to communicate better.
Elizabeth Gooch, who is the hospital ward support service manager for Age UK South Staffs, says she has seen a great response from people with dementia to the items in the box.
She said: “They help people with dementia by enabling them to focus on a particular point and may just clarify something they can relate to.”
The RAF Museum at Cosford teamed up with the charity and offered them use of their archive resources.
As the education officer at the museum, Phil Clayton says he is keen for artefacts within the collection to be used as much as possible.
He said: “We’ve got thousands of artefacts here at the museum, I don’t want them to be in the store, I want them to be used to gain more stories.”
Due for review February 2013