Your library is certified as a Dementia-Friendly Community Supporter through the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward. Our staff members have received training on how to support people living with dementia, as well as their loved ones. Following this training, we began adding items to our collection that can be used by people experiencing cognitive difficulties:
Our Cognitive Readers are designed to make reading accessible for people experiencing cognitive struggles. They feature large print that is on a single page, along with an extra set of text and instructions for a loved one to read along and provide support.
A variety of topics are represented among these readers and they can be signed out, placed on hold or renewed like any other library book. Find them in the Large Print section of the library to browse for your selection.
Our Cognitive Care Kits provide a wealth of activities to be shared with a person experiencing cognitive difficulties. Several puzzles, games and tactile options are available in each kit, and every kit is different. These can be signed out, placed on hold or renewed like any other library item.
In addition, each kit contains a Fiddly Blanket, crafted and donated by the Happy Quilters of Brighton. You may keep the blanket when you sign out a kit!
Ask at the main desk for assistance selecting a kit.
The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward
For more information on the work of the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward, please visit their website
Support is available by phone: 1-800-361-8036
All of the dementia friendly resources can be placed on hold from our Catalogue
or by calling 613-475-2511