Chloe Meineck in Bristol, UK, created the first Music Memory Box back in 2010. It started off as an art project for a family member, since then Chloe has been working with hundreds of people living with dementia, has spoken about her work across the world and has won many awards for design, innovation and business.
The Music Memory Box is based on practices that are already used in some care homes – music therapy, life story work and reminiscence therapy. The Music Memory Box complies with National Institute of Care Excellence Guidelines.
The Music Memory Box is a simple kit that you can fill together with meaningful objects, music and photographs. By placing a stick on sensor on any object, like a shell for example – you can link a song to play when you put it in the centre of the box.
The music, familiar object and photograph combine together to help unlock and recall memories in a simple and tactile way. It’s like a personal jukebox. You can add more music to the box anytime with a USB stick.