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Memory Loss and Dementia Collection

Reconnect to the love of reading.

A growing number of people in our community are living with dementia and often stop reading for pleasure at quite an early stage. By having a selection of appropriate reading material in one place, we hope to encourage more people with dementia to continue reading, or for family members/carers to be encouraged to read with them.

The collection has materials for all stages of dementia. We try and focus on good literature (material that is well written) that they’ll appreciate and is cognitively stimulating for adult readers. Highlights of the collection include:

  • Short stories for people with mild memory loss.
  • Adaptions of classics for easy reading.
  • Local history books which help readers to reminiscence.
  • Photo and picture books.
  • Humorous content – we all feel better if we can smile about something.

You can find them by following the link to our website or by asking a librarian next time you visit.

Don't forget about our book group!

Every Wednesday, from 11am -12pm, we also run a Dementia-Friendly Book Group in the Nightingale Library Memorial. This is open to people at all stages of memory loss and their whānau or carers. There's no need to book in, just pop along for a cup of tea and conversation as our librarian reads you a story.

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