Memory Connection Kits

 

Providing a means of engagement for those with mid to late stage dementia, their family and caregivers.

Memory Connection Kits are available at the Wilton Public Library, 400 East Street, Suite 104, Wilton and may be loaned for 3 weeks.  You may reserve a kit through your local Winding Rivers Library System library.  The kit will be transported to your local library for you to pick up and return.  wiltonlibrary@wrlsweb.org

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Background

The moderate to late stages of Alzheimer's disease can leave caregivers and persons with dementia wondering how to fill their time with meaningful activities.

The Wilton Public Library with the support of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Monroe County have created 6 Memory Connection Kits.  The kits include toys, games, puzzles, books & music to engage the person with dementia.

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The activities may facilitate meaningful conversation and interactions between a caregiver, family members, friends and the person with dementia.  The Memory Connection Kits can also serve as a source of respite for the caregiver as many activities will allow the care receiver to engage in them individually.  Each kit contains a different mix of objects selected to captivate adults with moderate to late stage memory loss.  The Administration on Aging Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program has contributed towards the cost of the Memory Connection Kits

What's in the Kits?

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House & Home

  • BOOKS - The Splendor of Mother and Child Animals; The Splendor of Babies

  • Baby Doll

  • Puzzle

  • Texture Mats

  • Toolbox with pipes

  • Lacing & Tracing Cards

  • Language Cards

  • "Find It" Game

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Music, Matching & Conversation

  • Retro Radio programmed with Big Band music

  • 3D Feel & Find

  • "Sharpen Your Senses" Cards

  • Playing Card Board Matching Game

  • Playing Cards

  • Dog Puzzle

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Nostalgia

  • BOOKS - Classic Cars; Slot the Difference; Movie Stars Memory Lane

  • CDs - Jukebox Hits of 1958 & 1959; Lawrence Welk

  • "Sharpen Your Senses" Conversation Cards

  • DVD - Heroes & Home Fires

  • WWII Sing Along

  • "Tricky Fingers" Game

Helping Hands

Busy Hands

  • BOOK - A Walk in the Park

  • CD - Jukebox Hits of 1957

  • TAG Think & Grow Lock Box

  • Rain Stick

  • Abacus

  • Plush Dog

  • Activity Apron

  • Shape Cube

  • Ball

Fishing

Fishing

  • Zebco Fishing Reel

  • Large & Small Bobber

  • Measuring Tape

  • Rubber Worms

  • 2 Rubber Fish

  • Finger Paint

  • Mini Paint Roller

  • Fishing Lure Coloring Sheets

  • 24 piece Puzzle

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The Handy Person

  • BOOKS - Blue Sky; White Clouds; Classic Cars

  • CD - Jukebox Hits of 1956

  • Screw Block

  • Gears

  • Hexi Snaps

  • Weighted Gel Lap Pad