Springfield Medical Centre donation to crucial dementia resource

On Wednesday, 11th of July, ANGUSalive was delighted to be presented with a generous donation from the staff of Springfield Medical Centre in Arbroath, to create additional Dementia Memory Boxes, which continue to be a valuable resource to those suffering with dementia in Angus.

ANGUSalive launched its Dementia Memory Boxes in 2017 and they have proven to be very popular with individuals and care homes alike. Each box contains a variety of themed pictures and objects, for use by the carers and family of someone with dementia to support the recollection of certain aspects of their life.

The objects are carefully chosen to appeal to people across all stages of dementia to stir up memories and be a starting point for conversation. The Memory Boxes therefore help maintain meaningful connections and social inclusion which is of paramount importance to dementia sufferers.

This welcome donation means ANGUSalive now has over 40 Dementia Memory Boxes as well as other dementia resources available to everyone through its libraries and mobile libraries. Christine Sharp, ANGUSalive Adult & Community Development Coordinator, said “We still have more ideas for adding boxes on different themes. We are grateful for the support and generous gift from Springfield Medical Centre to allow us to expand our dementia resources in order help more people remember memories from their past and aid them in communicating better with their loved ones.”