The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is lending interactive kits to provide the community with resources to take an active role in engaging loved ones, friends, and elders experiencing Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
The Dementia/Alzheimer's kits aim to increase awareness about the disease, provide activities to manage symptoms and provide meaningful interactions between families/caregivers and individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
The library is lending several kits focusing on the various stages of Dementia/Alzheimer’s that include consumer pamphlets, a list of educational resources about the disease, and items such as:
- Conversation Cards
- Fidget Toys
- Art Activities
In addition to the activity kits, is a caregiver kit that provides books and other information focusing on caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
To borrow a kit, patrons must have a valid library card and sign a user agreement (PDF). If you don't have a library card, please visit the library during regular business hours. If you would like to place a hold on a kit, or want more information about the kits, call Adult Reference Services at (626) 307-1368.
Vetted resources to provide accurate information in regards to Dementia/Alzheimer's diagnosis, treatment, and support.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.
Kits are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and the 2020 Mental Health Initiative, administered in California by the State Librarian.