The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is lending interactive kits to provide the community with resources to take an active role in engaging loved ones, friends, and elders experiencing Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
- What's in the Kits?
- How can I borrow a Kit?
- What kits are available for checkout?
- Dementia/Alzheimer's Resources
The Dementia/Alzheimer's kits aim to increase awareness about the disease, provide activities to manage symptoms and provide meaningful interactions between families/caregivers and individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
The library is lending several kits focusing on the various stages of Dementia/Alzheimer’s that include consumer pamphlets, a list of educational resources about the disease, and items such as:
- Conversation Cards
- Fidget Toys
- Art Activities
In addition to the activity kits, is a caregiver kit that provides books and other information focusing on caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
To borrow a kit, patrons must have a valid library card and sign a user agreement (PDF). If you don't have a library card, please visit the library during regular business hours. If you would like to place a hold on a kit, or want more information about the kits, call Adult Reference Services at (626) 307-1368.
Kits are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and the 2020 Mental Health Initiative, administered in California by the State Librarian.