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.
ON THE FARM – Watch our video introduction to this kit.
- The Sunshine On My Face – book
- Toolshed jigsaw puzzle
- Favorite Things Farm Reminiscence: photo cards and DVD
- Gene Autry DVD collection
- John Stewart: an American folk song anthology audio CD
HOME LIFE – Watch our video introduction to this kit.
- Favorite Things Autumn: Photo & Activity Cards
- Best of Ozzie & Harriet
- Aquapaint: At Home
- Color Your Mind Coloring Book with Colored Pencils
- Active Minds: At Home Album
PATRIOTISM – Watch our video introduction to this kit.
- Wishing On a Star – book
- Favorite Things Patriotism Collection: photo cards
- Favorite Things Patriotism Collection: DVD
- Famous Hits of WWII audio CD WWII
- Radio: Bing Crosby Special Christmas Show
- Patriotic Jigsaw Puzzle
TRAVEL TIME – Watch our video introduction to this kit.
- Dog jigsaw puzzle
- Aquapaint: Days Out
- Trains travel DVD set
- America by Sarah Maitland – book
- The Good Life, Tony Bennett – audio CD
TV & MOVIE FAVORITES – Watch our video introduction to this kit.
- Musicals by Elaine Paige – book
- I Love Lucy: a celebration of all things Lucy – book
- Aquapaint: At the Seaside
- Match the Shapes games
- Adventures of Robin Hood – DVD
- The Abbott and Costello Show – DVD
- The Lucy Show – DVD
- Bonanza – DVD
- The Betty White Show – DVD
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes DVD
- West Side Story/Cabaret – audio CD
- Grease – audio CD