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Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers

Date: March 16, 2017

Memory Minders are specially created for caregivers of people experiencing memory loss. The materials in these kits are specifically selected to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their care partners. The kits are divided into high, middle and low activity levels.

Each Memory Minder Kit is unique and features an interactive activity for use with those with memory loss (such as a puzzle, bingo, games or conversation cards), a book with colorful illustrations created for individuals with memory loss, a CD with music to soothe and spark memory, and A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Laura Gitlin, which explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and otherwise manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia.

The Memory Minder Kits are available at the libraries in Roseville and Shoreview, and can be checked out for three weeks. The kits are renewable and requestable via the Library’s catalog.

These kits were created out of a unique partnership between Ramsey County Library, Roseville Alzheimer’s & Demential Community Action Team, and sponsorships by Cherrywood Pointe, Lyngblomsten, Sunrise Senior Living, New Perspectives Senior Living, and the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.