Covid crisis pushes unexpected new markets for dementia memorabilia

Covid crisis pushes unexpected new markets for dementia memorabilia

As a result of Deliver Net making available its PPE and other products available to other businesses and organisations this summer, people have also picked up on the ‘Memorabilia Collections’ that seems to have captured the imagination as well as prompting the memories. Our 50’s and 60’s collections have been bought by teachers for example, to help them construct lessons and classes about the childhoods of their grandparents.

"These are brilliant for kids too. I used the holiday one with my infant class and we based a retro Butlins afternoon on the program of events. Loads of detail and fascinating for anyone.” Said one teacher and Gaynor Smith added, "I love the look of these. We are planning a summer house type structure and think they would make a great and interesting decoration."

When one of our team messaged Gaynor, she added, "Luckily I'm not at the dementia stage yet, but my father managed a shop in Uxbridge called Kirby Bros, where in the summer months they had a very good selection of lawn mowers, and my mother (and grandfather ) were keen gardeners, so all together the pack is very attractive to me".

The packs are complete reprints of booklets, catalogues and magazines and along with the scent packs, their job is to help carers, families and friends evoke memories for their loved ones who do suffer with Dementia. “We are delighted that, along with the reprint of daily newspapers from memorable days like VE day, the memorabilia packs, provide added interest and uses”, Pauline Birch, Sales Director at Deliver Net added.