Dementia was the subject of the expert talk at the library’s October coffee morning.
Anita Campbell, a dementia navigator for Alzheimer’s Society, led an interactive session with a lively group who were obviously there to talk and learn as well as drink coffee!
Anita described the different types of dementia and symptoms of each. One example is changed perception: a dark-coloured rug may be seen as a dangerous hole in the ground; a wooden library display panel may look like a door.
At CARBS we’re delighted to take part in these events. They’re great opportunities to meet people and explain how our charity is the primary care advice service: free to all, whoever you are, whatever your problem).
Everyone can help make the lives of people with dementia more secure and enjoyable. The Dementia Friends project is easy to access and get involved with.
Alongside the session, the Redhill Library team created a display of Reading Well Books on Prescription* for dementia. Another way libraries are helping promote community well-being.
* Developed by The Reading Agency with the Society of Chief Librarians and Arts Council England.