Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Students build wooden memory boxes for dementia patients

Shadow boxes mounted outside a person’s room hold pictures and small knickknacks. The clues are designed to help those living with dementia relive old experiences.

Students at the Franklin County Technical School have made shadow boxes that will be placed outside of rooms at the New England Health Center so residents can put in familiar objects or photos so they can easily recognize their room.

Resident Judith Pearson looks at one with activities director Diane Sevigny at the Sunderland extended care facility. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

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