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Friday, February 19, 2021

Libraries offer memory bags for people with dementia


Denbighshire Libraries is offering a new collection of memory bags which are available to borrow from your local branch.

They contain a collection of books, poems, artefacts and smells designed to stimulate the senses and promote reminiscence and discussion.

They have been themed around the ‘Pictures to Share’ books, designed specifically for people living with dementia, and are part of the Reading Well for Dementia Scheme.

They offer prompts that can help people living with dementia and their family or carers engage in meaningful activities and are ideally suited for use in one to one situations, or small groups.

The bags also include a Creative Wellbeing Activity Toolkit that gives ideas for creative activities for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The eight themes are At The Seaside, Childhood Days, In the Garden, Memories of Music; Shopping, World of Work, Travelling and Leisure Time.

The Memory Bags have been created by Denbighshire Libraries in partnership with Life Story Network CIC and the Active Communities team within Denbighshire Leisure Ltd and funded by the Dementia Aware Community Led Grant.

* Contact your local library to reserve a Memory Bag using our Order and Collect Service, or request one via our Library Catalogue.

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