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Memorial Hall Library

Memory kits

What is it? 

Each of our memory kits include books, DVDs, and other materials on a set theme to spark discussion collected into an easily portable bag. We have four kits right now: baby animals, 50's and 60's TV shows, U.S. travel, and birds of New England.

Who is it for? 

Anyone who cares for or interacts with someone who has dementia, Alzhemiers, or other memory issues.

What is included? 

Here are the contents of our four memory kits:

Baby Animals: A caregiver's guide to dementia -- Picture book of puppies -- Picture book of kittens -- The picture book of baby animals -- A picture book of baby animals -- Animal babies first year on earth (DVD) -- Black lab puppies (puzzle) -- Folder of additional resources.

50's and 60's TV Shows: A caregiver's guide to dementia -- 1950's TV stars memory lane -- 1960's TV stars memory lane -- The Honeymooners: the lost episodes (DVD) -- The very best of the honeymooners (DVD) -- The Andy Griffith show: 50th anniversary ; The best of Mayberry (DVD) -- The best of I love Lucy (DVD) -- The little rascals: classic and hidden episodes (DVD) -- Folder of additional resources.

U.S. Travel: A caregiver's guide to dementia -- Picture book of natural wonders -- Walks of a liftetime in America's national parks -- Route 66: the mother road -- America's great road trips and scenic drives (DVD) -- A year in your life 60's, V. 3 (CD) -- Road trip (puzzle) -- Folder of additional resources.

Birds of New England: A caregivers guide to dementia -- The backyard birdsong guide -- A picture book of birds -- North American birds -- PBS beautiful birds (4 DVD set) -- Singing birds (CD) -- Calming songbirds (CD) -- Bathing birds (puzzle) -- Folder of additional resources.

How does it work? 

Each kit includes the book A caregiver's guide to dementia by Laura Gitlin PhD., as well as other books, DVDs, and other materials related to the topic to help spark conversations with family and friends experiencing memory loss. All kits also include a folder of local resources, shelf lists of more materials found at MHL, and suggestions for memory-related activities.

The Fine Print 

The lending period is three weeks. Two renewals are permitted, provided there are no reserves waiting.

General policies 

Must be returned to the Memorial Hall Library Circulation Desk.

Loan period 
3 weeks