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Library services for people with dementia Library services for people with dementia
Reminiscence can be particularly helpful for people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends. See here for details about our services for people with dementia, including our memory management ticket, Understand Me devices, Reading Well for dementia books and local organisations that can offer help and support.
Local organisations Local organisations

Age UK West Sussex provide information, advice and services to people aged over 50 years.

Alzheimer's Society provide information, advice and support for anyone affected by dementia.

 

Carers Support West Sussex supports the family and friend carers in West Sussex.

Coastal West Sussex Mind supports people in West Sussex affected by mental health problems

Reminiscence Collection Reminiscence Collection
Our Reminiscence Collection consists of books and 200 packs of objects, music CDs, books, photographs, jigsaws or replica items on different themes. Reminiscence can help to re-awaken people's memories of their experiences and lives. Items from the Collection can be used with older people and people with dementia, either in a group setting or one-to-one. It is ideal for care homes, carers and family members.
Recommended Reads Recommended Reads
As well as the books in our reminiscence packs we also have copies in our general library collections to help with reminiscence. They include the books below which have been designed to use with older people, people with dementia, their carers, families and friends. These are all available in West Sussex Libraries. Click on any title to search the catalogue.
0753726866
Author: Patten, Marguerite
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 641.5
Publisher: Chancellor Press
ISBN: 9780753726860, 0753726866
0954795423
Author: Opie, Robert
Year: 2004
Format: Hardback
Class no: 942.0855
Publisher: Pi Global
ISBN: 9780954795429, 0954795423
190667213X
Year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Class no: 942.0857
Publisher: Ammonite Books
ISBN: 9781906672133
095479544X
Author: Opie, Robert
Year: 2004
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.531
Publisher: Pi Global
ISBN: 9780954795443
095539404X
Author: Bate, Helen J
Year: 2008
Format: Hardback
Class no: 616.831
Publisher: Pictures to Share Community Interest Company
ISBN: 9780955394041
0954795415
Author: Opie, Robert
Year: 2004
Format: Hardback
Class no: 942.0856
Publisher: Pi Global
ISBN: 9780954795412, 0954795415
0954795431
Author: Opie, Robert
Year: 2012
Format: Hardback
Class no: 942.08
Publisher: Museum of Brands
ISBN: 9780954795436
0954795407
Author: Opie, Robert
Year: 2004
Format: Hardback
Class no: 942.0857
Publisher: Pi Global
ISBN: 9780954795405, 0954795407
0955394066
Author: Bate, Helen J
Year: 2008
Format: Hardback
Class no: 616.831
Publisher: Pictures to Share
ISBN: 9780955394065
0955394074
Author: Bate, Helen J
Year: 2009
Format: Hardback
Class no: 616.831
Publisher: Pictures to Share
ISBN: 9780955394072
Reminiscence Packs Reminiscence Packs

We have 200 reminiscence packs on 25 different themes. The packs contain objects, books, jigsaws, music CDs, photographs or replica packs. They are free to borrow for up to seven weeks. The packs can be reserved free of charge but cannot be renewed. They can be collected and returned from any West Sussex library.
 

For more details have a look at our catalogue, that is also available in your local library.

 

The themes are:

1920s and 1930s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

Afternoon tea

Baking day

Childhood toys

Football and games

Gardening

General

Getting ready to dance

Highdays and holidays

Hollywood Golden Era

Household

Make do and mend

Men's night on the town

Powder room

Schooldays

Seaside

Sports, games and hobbies

Tools and DIY

Transport

Washday

World War 2

 

To find these packs on our online catalogue use the search terms "reminiscence" and "pack".

 

Care Homes Care Homes
We provide a service for Care Homes called Select and Collect where a Home can join on a Group ticket and borrow upto 100 items for a maximum of 10 weeks. There is no charge for this service. Please ask your local library for further details.