To provide information about Alzheimer’s Disease to the public, Senior Connections has opened a Memory Loss and Caregiver Resource Center at 1805 N. 16th St.
Books and films on the subject of dementia are available for anyone in the community to check out at no cost. They include standard Alzheimer’s texts as well as documentaries and fiction titles such as “The Notebook” and “Savages” that focus on memory loss. There are children’s books to help younger family members understand Alzheimer’s, scripture-based books and fiction novels that feature the disease. An onsite viewing room is also available.
“I just believe so strongly in literature and film as a way to reach somebody,” said Kathleen Gates, coordinator of the Memory Loss Education and Support Network. “We have something for everybody.”
The resource center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.