Part 5 of 10:10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Memory Box

Part 5 of 10:10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Memory Box

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Whether a family photo, teddy from when they were young, swatch of clothing from a loved one; memory boxes hold items that bring us back to a moment in time that we cherished. When a senior opens a memory box, it can stir thoughts of happy moments in life and give that person something to talk about with their family members or peers.

 

Benefits of making a memory box include ;

  1. Exercise, touch and other senses are used in the creation of a memory box
  2. Cherished memories of a loved ones history, personal interests and youth can be explored and opens up a way to many conversations.
  3. Memory boxes can inspire conversation with caregivers, children or grandchildren.
  4. More insight into your loved one and their past will be gained. When you search for keepsakes to include in a memory box, you may find special items you did not realize the senior still had or was interested in.
  5. Spurred creativity from the creation of a memory box. Excitement in completion of a task will spur the individual to try being creative in other aspects.

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