Here is a shout out to the Vermillion Public Library in South Dakota! They have recently added a line up of reminiscence kits for their patrons to check out!
(From the Vermillion Public Library Website)
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new resource now available for checkout: Reminiscence Kits.
Reminiscence Kits are a new way for individuals living with dementia to connect with other people and remember the past. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the U.S. has almost 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Reminiscence therapy is a form of treatment used to help people with dementia remember past events, people, and places. Reminiscence Kits are designed to provide meaningful activities for people living with these diseases, as well as their caregivers, family members, and friends.
Each kit comes with a video DVD, activity cards, and photos. So far, the Vermillion Public Library has eleven kits, each with a different theme, including Farms, The Great Outdoors, and even Cat and Dog Reminiscence! You can view the full list of available Reminiscence Kits by searching for “Reminiscence” in the library’s online catalog.
These kits are great for patrons of all ages; they can also be used for writing prompts or as conversation starters. Check one out from the Vermillion Public Library today!
Current Kits Available: