Dementia Busy Bags now available to borrow at the Dwight Foster Public Library

(Dwight Foster Library press release) The Dwight Foster Public Library, in partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County, will now have available at the library, Dementia Busy Bags. These bags will be specific for individuals experiencing memory loss and their care partners to pick up. A library card is not needed to pick up a bag. The bags include items for all ages to engage your loved one with dementia in a variety of activities. Each month will feature different crafts and resources for both the person living with dementia and the person providing care.

Pick up bags at the Main Service Desk. This is an ongoing project to connect with our community. Feel free to contact the library at (920) 563-7790 or stop in to pick one up. For more information about other Dementia materials at the library, go on to the library website at fortlibrary.org and click on the Adult tab at the top of the page to find Caregiver Kits. Dwight Foster Public Library is open to the public and is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Banner note: The library indicates that Whitewater residents are welcome to obtain these kits. Here is more information about the kits:

Memory loss can lead to empty, idle hours if one becomes unable to participate in their favorite past-times. Filling a bit of the spare time with something meaningful or engaging can be a struggle for caregivers.

The Dwight Foster Library has developed 5 Caregiver Kits for individuals who provide care to someone with memory loss. These kits contain a variety of materials and activities to stimulate the mind, body and spirit of individuals with memory loss.

Items in the kits include puzzles, art materials, music, video, books and photographs. Each kit also contains a copy of the book “The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms by Laura N. Gitlin and Catherine Verrier Piersol.”

  • Checkout period is 8 weeks
  • Please return Caregiver Kits to the 1st floor desk at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson
  • Please inform the library if anything in this kit is not working.
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