Memory Boxes



Why use a Memory Box?

Memory Boxes are designed to assist those living with dementia  and memory loss feel more at home in their unfamiliar environment. It can be an effective way of stimulating enjoyable memories for anyone living with dementia or cognitive loss.

Installed next to a persons door in a care community, they can provide something familiar to guide the person and orientate the person  to their room.

A  well-developed memory box  can be a focal point, and be an easily accessible activity for reminiscence when the person wants a trip down memory lane.

They can be used effectively as a strategy for diversion, engagement and reminiscence when needed to manage responsive behaviours.

They are an aide to assist new carers to ‘know the person’  and they assist families to share stories from the past.


Style A- external 360mm wide x 475mm (h) x 113mm (d). Internal dimensions 328mm (w) x 430mm (h) x 113mm (d)

Style B – This unit features a signage panel below the display area that can be used to identify a residents room – external 360mm (w) x 565 mm (h) x 113mm (d)

Internal dimensions 328mm (w) x 430mm (h) x 113mm (d)

The sign card is can be easily printed on site and attached using hook and loop tape or similar means. The acrylic pane covers the sign area protecting it in place

Unit depth is designed to fit snugly against a wall and behind hand rails when fitted in public access areas

Features  • Memory boxes are all handcrafted. • Constructed from hardwood timbers that can be finished in paint or stain as required – see colour and finish choices chart • Shelf is adjustable to six positions or removable • 3mm acrylic pull pane provides security with safety. It is easy to remove for access to the case but can be secured against unauthorised access as required • High density foam backing board allows items to be pinned for display. Available in a choice of colours. It can also be covered with a fabric backing for an extra personal finish • T screw security hardware provided for wall mounting in public areas.  • Available in two styles but can be customised for specific need upon request


  • Boxes, shelves and front frames are constructed using only hardwood timbers.
  • They can be finished in paint or stain. All finished surfaces are coated with a protective varnish
  • Standard finish is a white painted box with clear varnished traditional timber picture frame and varnished shelf.

Frame & Shelf Finish Options

  • Natural dark timber • Natural light timber • White Paint • Other colour $5 (any selected Dulux colour)

High Density Pin Board Options • White • Black  • Other Fabric $5 for hessian  in natural or colour

  • Natural dark timber • Natural light timber • White Paint • Other Colour + $5 (any selected Dulux colour

Additional information

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memory boxes

Style A, Style B