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Health & Wellness Memory Kits

This special library collection is designed for families, caregivers, and individuals experiencing dementia. These kits offer various materials that provide mental simulation to individuals experiencing memory loss. There are kits covering different stages of dementia, as well as a special kit for caregivers that includes helpful resources.

Kits available to check out:

  • Beginning to Middle Stage

  • Middle to Late Stage

  • Late Stage

  • Memory Lane 1940's

  • Memory Lane 1950's

  • Memory Lane 1960's

  • Resources for Caregivers

Check the availability and/or place a hold on any of these kits!

Funded in part or whole by IMLS through an LSTA grant administered by the CA State Librarian.

 

FAQs

Each kit contains various items depending on the type of kit. You can find a detailed list of each kit's contents below. Please note contents may vary slightly from this lists.

Beginning to Middle Stage
Conversation Cards for Adults - Volume 1: Familiar Words
Conversation Cards for Adults - Volume 2: Nostalgic Items
3 Melissa & Doug playing card sets
Keeping Busy: Match the Photos
Keeping Busy: Word Search
Keeping Busy: Match the Dots
Keeping Busy: Match the Shapes
Active Minds: At the Beach jigsaw puzzle
2 biography books

Middle to Late Stage
Conversation Cards for Adults - Volume 2: Nostalgic Items
Ball Grip catch game
Keeping Busy laminated tip sheet
Keeping Busy: Match the Suits
Keeping Busy: Match the Chips
Active Minds: Aqua paint
Active Minds: Infinity Maze
2 books

Late Stage
1 CD - The Only Big Band CD You'll Ever Need
Match the Pins Activity
Fidget Widget
Tactile Twist (sensory product)
Twiddle Pup (sensory product)
Tactile tiles sensory game
2 books

Memory Lane 1940's
DVD Set - 5 pack of classic musicals
1 CD - #1 Hits of the 1940's
CD player
1945 Remember When pamphlet
Conversation Cards for Adults - Volume 1: Familiar Words
Conversation Cards for Adults - Volume 2: Nostalgic Items
Double Six Dominoes set
1 book - fashion or movie stars

Memory Lane 1950's
CD Set - #1 Hits of the 50s
CD player
1955 Remember When pamphlet
Timeless Family Classics DVD set (12 discs and 50 movies)
Timeslide: Animal Album
1950s diecast car
1 book - TV Stars, Memory Lane or Cooking book

Memory Lane 1960's
1 CD - Pure 60's
CD player
DVD Set - 5 pack of film musicals
1965 Remember When pamphlet
Timeslide Loves Album
UNO card game
1 book - 1960s Memory Lane or Lost Recipes book

Resources for Caregivers
4 books (selections vary):
   - The 36-hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias by Nancy L. Mace
   - Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
   - The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
   - Activities to do With Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer's Dementia by Judith A. Levy, EdM, OTR
   - Caregiver's Survival Guide: Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One by Robert Yonover, PhD and Ellie Crowe
   - Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn, MSW
Laminated resource guides
Information pamphlets from the Alzheimer's Association

Health & Wellness Memory Kits can be checked out for 3 weeks, they are not renewable.

Yes, all El Dorado County kits can be requested using the library catalog or you can call your local library for assistance.

Please return the entire kit to the library service desk, do not put it in the library's drop boxes.

Yes, overdue fines are $0.25 per day per item/kit up to a maximum of $5 per item/kit.