18 February 2019
People with dementia can often remember the distant past more easily than recent events. A rummage box is a means of tapping into memories from the past, it is about reminiscence.
The rummage box will be used as an activity, as a distraction, and therapeutically as a reminiscence tool. The memories have been triggered with residents as they cut out the printed vintage/ retro posters, some of the evoked memories for residents have been- the (original) product names to their signature scents and smells. Residents look forwards to filling the boxes with authentic memorabilia and items from the past.