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Ramsey County Libraries Offer Way to Interact With Those Battling Memory Loss

March 14, 2017 09:30 AM

The Ramsey County Libraries have found a way to help Alzheimer's and dementia patients and their caregivers.

The libraries are offering free kits called Memory Minders.

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They include a book with colorful illustrations created for people with memory loss, a music CD to soothe and spark memory; a book called a "Caregiver's Guide to Dementia;" and interactive activities such as a puzzles, bingo, games or conversation cards for use with those with memory loss.

"You don't have the shared memories, you don't have traditional interactions," Carol Jackson, of the Shoreview Library, said. "This gives you a way to have that interaction with someone you love who has dementia."

The kits are currently available at the Ramsey County Libraries in Roseville and Shoreview. They were created in cooperation with the Roseville Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Action Team. 

The Roseville Library also has an event monthly featuring a speaker who focuses on issues surrounding Alzheimer's and dementia.

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