Introducing Caregiver Kits!

Shot of a nurse and a senior woman looking at a photo album together.

Henrico County Public Library now offers Caregiver Kits to help those with dementia or memory challenges and their caregivers make connections. With a kit, you can spend a nostalgic afternoon together remembering the past. Explore a variety of topics from cooking to local history.

"The Kits give caregivers caring for their family members with cognitive impairments the opportunity to engage creatively with their loved ones. Though we understand the kits won't be able to stop memory loss from occurring, this level of social connectivity can greatly improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of Dementia." - Jelisa Turner, Advocate for the Aging, Henrico County

Each kit contains a variety of media intended to spark conversations.

Image of a caregiver kit containing three books about food, two DVD, a variety of conversation cards with historic images and a prompt, and a backpack to contain them.

We have kits on the following topics:

  • Automobiles
  • Farm Life
  • Food and Cooking
  • Holidays
  • Pets
  • Richmond History
  • 1940s & 1950s
  • 1960s & 1970s

For a full list of our kits click here. You can place one on hold and pick it up at your nearest library location!

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