This DIY Memory Box is a Treasure for Those With Alzheimer’s

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One wonderful way to make a connection with an Alzheimer’s patient is a memory box.
According to Alezheimers.net, a memory box “helps recall people and events from the past. These memories, thought to be lost, can stimulate the senior emotionally and prompt conversation with loved ones.”

Include photos, artwork, postcards, recipes, letters–anything that is linked to happy times that might inspire the person to share their thoughts and feelings.

The following video is a tutorial on how to make a memory box. Keep in mind, the box itself can be as fancy or simple as you like. It’s what’s inside the box that counts.

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Lydia Lee lives in Seattle with two sweet, if slightly out of control, dogs. She loves reading, food, and the opportunity to make a difference.