Memory Kits Available at Duluth Library to Help Dementia Caregivers

Updated: April 22, 2019 08:14 PM

The Duluth Public Library has kicked off dementia friendly initiatives. On Monday, they showcased new memory kits. They come in early stage, mid-stage, and late stage dementia, and can be checked out.

Georgia Lane, from Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, explained. "This is a tool kit, with resources and meaningful activities for caregivers and people living with dementia."

Mayor Emily Larson was on hand, and shared what she thought of them. "It's really good for socializing, and making good connections, for people to tell a story, based on what they've experienced in the past."

She praised the library for their ongoing efforts to make Duluth dementia friendly. The library has done dementia training for their staff, and will be offering training for home delivery library volunteers in May. They also are offering other events. Here's a link to their website:

http://www.duluthlibrary.org/

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