Case Study

Music Memory Box

Think object jukebox and Desert Island Discs combined!

While visiting her Great Gran who was living with dementia Chloe Meineck witnessed the transformative effects of music. Her Great Gran would struggle to recognise faces but was instantly transported to a previous time when listening to music from her past.

Finding that there was a lack of specialised and personal dementia music products, Chloe decided to create her own – and Music Memory Box was born. It harnesses the evocative power of music to create a tool for people living with dementia to recollect, reminisce and reconnect with loved ones.

Chloe wanted to make it as easy as possible for the person living with dementia to hear and access their music. She devised a kit kit that you fill with objects, photographs and music. The technology within the box enables you to play songs through these objects. The beauty of the Memory Box is that you just pick up a familiar object and the music starts playing.

Following national and international interest in Music Memory Box, Chloe set up Studio Meineck, a design studio based in the Pervasive Media Studio, which specialises in designing, rather than for, people. Music Memory Box has been nominated for a number of awards.

If you would like to order a box or find out more get in touch with their amazing team!

They are also on our Musical Map. Click here to view their profile – Music Memory Box