Designed to give caregivers an easy way to bring a great variety of activities into the care environment. We selected the activities in the Reminiscence Tote for people in all stages of Alzheimer’s. No matter what the mood of the person in your care on any given day, you are sure to find something here to amuse and delight him or her. This tote also makes a perfect gift for the caregiver, professional or family.
We originally put the Reminiscence Tote for Alzheimer’s together for libraries. However, others, including day programs, Memory Cafes, activity professional, etc. have discovered its usefulness.
Why a Reminiscence Tote for Alzheimer’s?
Even those with advanced Alzheimer’s disease often remember things that happened long ago. As carers we can use that knowledge to provide comfort and strengthen a sense of self in our loved ones. We know that reminiscence therapy is strong medicine, not only for people with dementia, but others as well. People with clinical depression, for instance, often respond well to this type of intervention.
Moreover, reminiscence therapy is not difficult. Essentially it involves evoking memories and talking about, reliving those memories.