Dementia Friendly Collection
What is this collection?
These resources provide information to local residents on living with dementia. They are located at four locations throughout the municipality:
- Kiama Library
- Gerringong Library
- Blue Haven Village, Kiama
- Kiama Community Centre, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama
What is the collection made up of?
DVDs, Biography’s, cook-books and even Children’s books to help them learn about a friend or family member living with dementia.Titles include:
- Living With Dementia: A Practical Guide for Families and Their Carers
- Dementia with Dignity
- Don't Give Me Eggs That Bounce
- Maintain your brain: the latest medical thinking on what you can do to avoid dementia
There is also a selection of help sheets and brochures to take home including What is Dementia? and 5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health.
The collections held in Blue Haven and Kiama Community Centre have titles that are specifically aimed at increasing the knowledge of people directly supporting someone with dementia.
How does it help people?
We know that with knowledge we have power, and this collection aims to support people living with dementia to live a healthy and full life with dignity. It will also provide resources for family and friends to learn more about the disease and how they can support the person living with dementia to have the best possible outcomes. Resources like 5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health will provide the information we can use at any age to make sure that we are doing all we can to protect our most valuable asset.
For more information on how Kiama Council is supporting our community living with dementia, click here.