Many people in our community are living with or caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, or cognitive impairment that results in memory loss. Mendocino County Library was awarded a grant from the California State Library’s Mental Health Initiative to develop kits whose contents aid in facilitating communication and connection between caregivers and people living with memory loss.
Memory Kits are interactive bundles of materials containing activities, books, movies, and music that center around a theme or a decade. There is also a kit created for caregivers which contains books and resources to help with their caregiving activities. Both those living with dementia and their caregivers may check out the kits which may trigger memories and help them connect in a fun and relaxing environment.
Memory Kits will be available at every branch of the Mendocino County Library and can be checked out with a library card.
For more information, please visit www.mendolibrary.org or contact the Mendocino County Cultural Services Agency at 234-2873.