Donations sought for memory boxes

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Historical memorabilia that could help trigger memories is being collected at Co-op Funeralcare branches in Glasgow.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart 1 Comment

Funeral directors are seeking donations for memory boxes to help those living with dementia.

Historical memorabilia that could help trigger memories is being collected at Co-op Funeralcare branches across Glasgow, and especially in Baillieston and Shettleston.

Items will be packed in memory boxes, which will then be donated to local care homes and day centres.

The boxes are used to encourage people with dementia to engage with the memorabilia, prompting conversations about their lives and to reminisce about the past.

Funeral director Derek Smith came up with the idea when he saw how many people within his local community were being affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.

He said: “The memory boxes will give us the opportunity to support those living with dementia in our community.

“Not only do they help raise awareness of dementia, they’ll also help us to engage with people who wouldn’t usually communicate easily with others”.

 Funeral arranger Rose McGran added: “We’re currently looking for donations from local residents to include in our memory boxes.

“Whether it’s an old shilling or a football programme from the 1900s, all donations are greatly appreciated.’’  

Anyone with items to donate can contact the funeral home at Baillieston directly on 0141 771 3556 or [email protected] The funeral home at Shettleston can be contacted on 0141 778 3028 or [email protected]

14th August 2019 by Catherine Buchanan

A fantastic idea images do trigger memories but also certain tunes is a good way to go Good luck