“The best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the people we love”- Amanda Boyarshinov, Author and Blogger.
Over the past few weeks, our nursing staff in day services have been working with patients to help them to create keepsake/memory boxes. Some patients have put together the boxes to give to their families as a way to remember them by placing items which have a significance to them and their families.
“I enjoyed interacting with other patients. It was stimulating to hear other points of views” – Day Services Patient.
Creating a keepsake box can be a hard thing to do but it can also be a very rewarding experience. It will help you and your family to connect with memories of you and the time you shared. Activities like this give you a chance to reflect on your own memories. These boxes hold special things such as photos, letters or special belongings. These belongings will remind your loved ones of happy times you spent together and offer them some comfort. It can be a nice way to pass on memories and could be made with any loved one in mind.
“I found the keepsake box made me feel relaxed and I was able to concentrate and I was delighted with the end result which I was able to take home and keep” – another Day Services Patient.
Everyone has their own way of coping with difficult situations. Some people find it helpful to talk about their feelings with someone. Others want to talk over their feelings with a health care professional who will be happy to support them.
“Making my memory box made me feel happy and amused”