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Memory kits with tools and resources focused on different stages of dementia have been added to the NHCPL Lifelong Learning kits. Kits are available for checkout for 3 weeks. From puzzles and games to sensory and reminiscence aids, the kits offer a wide range of memory care products that bring joy and engagement to people at any stage.

display of resources in the early stage memory kit including books, music CD; puzzles, games, and activity pages

Memory Care Early Stage: These products and activities are designed to help people focus on the individual steps of an activity. It's about experience rather than the end result. Caregivers should help with simple, understandable reassuring comments while encouraging creativity and spontaneity. Kit includes: Creative Care by Anne Basting, Reminiscence KardLets for the 50s, 60s, and 70s; music CD; puzzles, SNAP card game; Activity pages: color & word search; Lego castle kit with instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Care Middle Stage: Mid-Late stage activities are meant to help relax or calm an individual or simply support repetitive actions. Activities in this group focus on the experience of sensation from the activity. Caregivers should help by guiding people through single-step activities, encouraging a wide variety of sensations, and giving simple instructions. It's also good to reinforce with a demonstration. Kit includes: Creative Care by Anne Basting; Reminiscence KardLets for the 50s, 60s, and 70s; music CD; 64 photo & activity cards - Handyman Collection; puzzles, activity pages: painting & word search; Lego castle kit with instructions.

 

 

 

Memory Care Late Stage: Mid-Late stage activities are meant to help relax or calm an individual or simply support repetitive actions. Products and activities in this group focus on the experience of sensation from the activity. Caregivers should help by guiding people through single-step activities, encouraging a wide variety of sensations, and giving simple instructions. It's also good to reinforce with a demonstration. Kit includes: The 36-hour Day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins; reminiscence KardLets for the 50s, 60s, and 70s; music CD; 15 photo & activity cards - Home Album; sensory pillow; track marble maze; puzzles; activity pages: painting & word search.

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National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.

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 VA Family Caregiver Support  Program

The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) empowers caregivers with a wide range of resources through the Program of General Caregiver Support Services  (PGCSS). All caregivers who provide personal care services to Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare have access to PGCSS. Caregivers who enroll in PGCSS have access to education and training, including courses at local VA medical centers (VAMCs). In addition, caregivers can participate in support services and take advantage of VA home and  community based care. 

Caring for a Veteran with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias - What Do I Need to Know?


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program Home

The CDC's Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD+HAP) develops evidence-based, scientific information to educate, inform, and assist in translating its research into public health practice.

Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death for people 65 and older. Nearly 6 million people have Alzheimer’s disease at an annual cost of $291 billion. Sixty-seven percent, or $197 billion, comes from government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The number of Alzheimer’s disease cases is expected to more than double to 14 million by 2050.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

 

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. 

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Project C.A.R.E. is a state funded dementia-specific support program for family caregivers. The goal of Project C.A.R.E., which began in 2001, is to increase quality, access, choice, and the use of respite care for caregivers. Caregivers in crises are provided timely individualized assessment, guidance, counseling and limited respite care.

The Connections Program invites people in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia to experience the museum in a supported environment designed to minimize stress and to provide a connection between each visitor and the art on view in the museum. CAM has invited area Certified Therapeutic Musicians (CMPs) to help make our Monday Connections tours an even greater delight for the senses with music in the galleries and the Galleria.


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