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ASCPL Dementia Inclusive Library

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is committed to inclusive access to Library resources and engaged participation by all Library customers. A diagnosis of memory loss impacts both the individual and their care partners, but Library use can and should continue. The Akron-Summit County Public Library is committed to providing Dementia-Inclusive resources to allow for continued participation in your Library, and resources for maintaining the skills and interests that make the abundant life possible beyond our Library walls.

All ASCPL staff members have received Dementia-Friends certification from the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health. For more about Dementia-Friends, visit https://ocfch.org/df/dementia-friends/.


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BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation. It works on computers and mobile devices.

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Quick Tips

You’ll find a wealth of information in the topics, tips, and tools below, all from the Ohio Council For Cognitive Health.


Videos

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And Even More Information!

The Alzheimer’s Association (and our own Greater East Ohio Area Chapter) is another great resource for support and information for living well with memory loss.


MEMORY KITS ARE COMING SOON

Memory Kits For Individual Enjoyment and Engagement With Caregivers:

  • Home Life
  • Office Life
  • Working With Tools
  • In The Kitchen
  • In The Garden
  • In The Night Sky
  • Sensory Exploration

Memory Kits are designed for individuals who have memory concerns or cognitive impairment resulting from dementia or similar conditions. The purpose of these activities is to provide meaningful, enjoyable ways to engage in life while completing familiar tasks that maintain:

  • Attention
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Balance
  • Coordinated Movements
  • Reading
  • Communication;
  • Hand-Eye Coordination

Memory Kits are located in Mobile Services, can be placed on hold by adult cardholders, and are picked up and returned at the Drive-In Window at Main Library and at Branch locations. Kits circulate for two weeks (no renewals at this time). No late fees accrue, but replacement fees may apply.