Themed multisensory boxes were prepared using items from Boots the Chemist’s extensive archive. These aimed to stimulate meaningful conversation between people with dementia and their carers. The boxes included items including fragrances, photos, pill boxes, medicine jars, and ointments.
Context/location/setting: The boxes were used in a residential care home specialising in dementia care (in Nottingham). The activity took place over 6 consecutive 2 hour weekly sessions (in 2014).