Alzheimer's & Dementia Special Collection

Do you know someone struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? Caregivers and patients can find many helpful resources in our special collection.
The physical collection is located between the Reference Desk and the Young Adult section in the library. Feel free to ask for directions at the Reference or Circulation Desks.

The collection includes books, music CDs, and DVDs such as the Teepa Snow DVD series, produced by a care expert who trains and helps agencies, facilities, and families. Search our catalog to view books and other materials.

In addition to books and DVDs, we also have a set of Memory Kits that you can borrow with your library card. The set contains several types of activities whose purpose is to help you determine the mental capacity and level of functioning in an individual with any form of memory impaired dementia. Activities range from easy-to-use sensory kits, puzzles, large decks of cards with a game-table, imagination pattern-building kits, easy sing-along music CDs, respite DVDs of common daily activities, and tactile stimuli kits.

The set includes 4 bins that are checked out as one unit, and are intended for low- and moderate-functioning individuals. Kits can be requested and sent to any library within the OCLN.