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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Memory Maker Kits at Anoka County Library

Dementia Dialogue

The Anoka County Library is pleased to announce it has added Memory Maker Kits to its collection. Memory Maker Kits are designed for use by caregivers and family members who are caring for people experiencing memory loss.

Kit materials include items such as books, CDs, and items for hands-on activities. All materials were selected to help create conversation, spark memories, and allow for positive interaction and engagement between those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

“These kits demonstrate the Anoka County Library’s commitment to our patrons by providing materials unique to the needs of specific communities,” said Library Board President Dan Greensweig.

In addition to the Memory Maker Kits, the Library hosts Dementia Dialogue, a book and film discussion group that explores dementia through stories, both real and fictional. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave NW, Anoka. The next session is February 6. Please contact the Rum River Library or visit the event calendar for the titles that will be discussed. Dementia Dialogue is held in coordination with the Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection and ACT on Alzheimer’s Anoka.

Memory Maker Kits are funded by a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

For more information, contact Janet Kleckner at [email protected] or by calling 763-325-1513.

Dementia Dialogue calendar dates February - May
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