Adding meaning to every day
At Benchmark Senior Living, our Live Now, Live Engaged memory care program focuses on the engagement in memory, with activity programs and care for more successful, fulfilling days.
We are honored to share lessons from our program with you, to help you in your conversations and interactions with those facing memory loss.
Start an Engaging Conversation using a Benchmark Engagement Box.
Engagement Boxes are the perfect way to connect.
First, sit together in a quiet area at a small table.
Next, begin to ask Mom or Dad engaging questions about items in the box.
1. Can you tell me what’s inside this box?
2. Can you sort the objects inside from smallest to largest? How about lightest to darkest?
3. Where would you usually find these items? Would you use them often? Have you ever seen or used any of these items?
4. Which object in the box is your favorite and why?
The goal is to help keep your loved one calm and engaged. Keep a positive attitude and be sure to commend your loved one for the great interaction.