Our memory bags are designed specifically for people with dementia and their care partners. They draw on reminiscence therapy techniques which have been shown to improve memory recall and reduce agitation. Each bag is themed and contains activities or items relating to movies, music, games and art. Activity bags encourage short excursions out of the house to local places of interest or nature trails. Music bags include titles and albums from different eras and cover styles of music from the 1940s to the 1970s. Movie bags contain DVDs of various cinematic classics of the 40’s to the 70’s.
Bags can be borrowed for up to three (3) weeks, renewed if needed, and placed on hold. For more information, please speak to someone at the Reference Desk in person or by calling (856) 667-0300 option 2.
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 care partners. Since there are many forms of dementia along with many progressions of the disease, it is up to the person and care partner to determine if a program is right for them.
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
The Township provides free senior buses Monday through Friday, following a designated route. Arrangements can be made for transportation to special appointments within the Township. Call (856) 661-4711 or (856) 661-4802 between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a schedule or more information.
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.
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.
They 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.
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.
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.
Schedule varies, please call or check website
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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 care partners. The facilities can assist all parties by providing resources for long term care planning.