In the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people face it alone. In Dementia Action week, the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to take action to improve the lives of people affected by Dementia.
In At Wokingham Library at 10.30am on Thursday May 24, Shirley Pearce, BSC (Hons) Occupational Therapy will be giving a talk called Understanding Dementia– and lessening its impact for those who care-in any sense.
This is a FREE presentation but places should be booked by calling (0118) 9781368
Woodley Library is running a number of activities including a Coffee morning on Thursday May 24 10am -12noon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Reminiscence activities will also be available in the library.
There will also be two Dementia Awareness Sessions at Woodley Library where you can find out more about dementia and the ways in which you can help people in the community. These are being held on Friday 25th May at 12noon and Thursday May 31 at 6pm.
There will also be a small display with a representative from The Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Reading and Home Instead inside Woodley Library on 25th May 10.00 – 14.00 , giving information to users and shoppers.
For more information and bookings call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304
At Finchampstead Library there are Relaxing Sessions for Adults which people living with dementia and their carers are welcome to attend. People can enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or a game of dominoes in a quiet corner of the library. These sessions are FREE to attend between 10am to 3pm every Wednesday.
Libraries in Wokingham Borough also participate in the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for people with Dementia
The 25 titles on the dementia list have been recommended by health experts and people living with dementia.
Visit the Reading Well Agency website for more details.
We also provide ‘forget me not’ collections containing items from social history from the 1940s to the 1970s. Handling the items and discussing them can help trigger memories and spark discussions. Forget me not boxes are available to borrow for a yearly subscription of £29.50 They come in a variety of themes. Read the Forget me not box themes (PDF Document) to find out more.
We also have a reminiscence collection consisting of
- Memory joggers
- Specialised puzzles and quizzes
Contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304 for more information.