Resources for People with Dementia/Alzheimer's and Their Carepartners

Resources for People with Dementia/Alzheimer's
and Their Care Partners

At the Library

Memory Bags
This collection of memory bags is designed specifically for people with dementia and their carepartners. They draw on reminiscence therapy techniques which have been shown to improve memory recall and reduce agitation. The bags come in a variety of compositions: activity, music, and movies. Activity bags encourage short excursions out of the house, either to a local place of interest or even just the nature trails in the local neighborhoods. Music bags encompass different eras and styles of music all way back to the 1940s up to the 1970s. Movie bags have the cinematic classics of the 40's to the 70's and have action, adventure, romance, and more.

The bags can be borrowed for up to three (3) weeks, renewed if needed, and placed on hold. If you are interested in borrowing one of the bags, please speak to someone at the Reference Desk in person or by calling 856-667-0300 option 2.

Programs & Events
We offer a number of ongoing programs and events at the library that may be accessible and of interest to people with dementia and their carepartners. Since there are many forms of dementia along with many progressions of the disease, it is up to the person and carepartner to determine if a program is right for them.

Organizations

Alzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Help Line: 800-272-3900

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern New Jersey
JFCS helps Jewish families and the community at large to successfully meet the challenges of daily life by providing quality, affordable, and accessible social services.  The agency is guided by their values of caring for individuals with dignity and respect and helping people to help themselves.

Penn Memory Center
The Penn Memory Center is a single, unified Penn Medicine source for those age 65 and older seeking evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, information, and research opportunities related to symptoms of progressive memory loss, and accompanying changes in thinking, communication and personality.

We offer state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment and research, focusing on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders. The PMC is supported in part by the National Institute on Aging.

The Tender
For homebound seniors, being independent, getting to medical appointments or grocery shopping with no means of transportation is nearly impossible. This organization is here to help. The Tender provides a place where Seniors and Caregivers can find what they need. From the Day Center in Mount Laurel to their volunteer-based medical transportation for frail, homebound seniors, to respite for Caregivers, they are here to help and support you.

Memory Cafes

Cafe Connection: A Memory Cafe
Every 2nd Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
To register, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333, Ext. 1184.

Memory Cafe: Penn Memory Center
Schedule varies, please call or check website
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7810

Memory Care Facilities

Please note: the links here are for informational purposes only.

Memory Care Facilities provide short and long term care options for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's as well as educational and support services for both the individual and their carepartners. The facilities can assist all parties by providing resources for long term care planning.

Arden Courts of Cherry Hill
Emeritus at Marlton Crossing
Primier Cadbury at Cherry Hill
Spring Hills Cherry Hill
Symphony Senior Living

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