The Museum of Technology offers a Reminiscence Loan Box Scheme.
The loan boxes contain objects thatcan be used as memory prompts, ideally for the use of carers with older people in care. Our boxes contain a collection of replica and genuine artefacts, documents and pictures, everything is designed for respectful handling.
Reminiscence therapy is a powerful way of helping empower people with dementia by accessing long-term memories. It can bring pleasure, stimulation and meaning, and has the potential to lift depression and improve communication.
There are three boxes, each of which contains
images and objects from the 1940's and 1950's which people can handle.
Each box explores a different theme:
The loan boxes are £15 per week, with a deposit of £20. We ask that a loans agreement form is signed and a checklist is provided along with an evaluation form.
For any information regarding the Reminiscence Loan Box Scheme Contact Rosie or phone 01945 700772.
A group at a local Dementia Cafe enjoying a Reminiscence Box