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Dementia Action Week 2018


Buckinghamshire Libraries will be supporting Dementia Action Week (21-27 May 2018). 

Dementia Action Week asks everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

Join us for an event

Tuesday 22 May 

Memory Information Session

Join us for a session run by Alzheimer's society for people worried about their memory.

Hazlemere Library | 10am - 12pm  

Memory Lane

An opportunity for people of all ages to meet socially and share their stories of the past.

High Wycombe Library | 11am - 11.45am

Wednesday 23 May 

Dementia Friends Workshop

The Dementia Friends programme is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

High Wycombe Library | 11am - 12pm

Thursday 24 May 

Dementia Friends Workshop

The Dementia Friends programme is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

High Wycombe Library | 10 - 11am

View all events for Dementia Action Week 


Buckinghamshire Libraries have a number of resources to support carers and people with the condition including:

The Reminiscence Collection

The Reminiscence Collection can help families and carers to remember the past and share experiences.

Items are available to anybody with a library card and are suitable for a wide range of uses.

The collection includes:-

  • Board and card games to stimulate mind and memory
  • Activities to encourage use of fine motor skills
  • Table-top and chair games designed for people with mobility difficulties
  • Tactile and visual activities suitable for people living with dementia or learning difficulties
  • Photos and scrapbooks of different time periods
  • DVD’s on the years 1931-1989
  • Suitcases of historical memorabilia (1930s, 1950s, WW2, Victorians)
  • Jigsaw puzzles/jigsticks
  • Memory boxes (toys, household objects)
  • Giant floor games

Please contact staff on 01296 383966 or email: with any enquiries and to book.  

Search the Reminiscence Collection catalogue

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Do you have dementia or know someone living with the condition?

The dementia booklist is a collection of adult and children’s books which support people with dementia and their carers by raising awareness and increasing understanding of the condition.

The books in this collection can be reserved both online and in any Buckinghamshire Library. You can also collect your reservations from any Buckinghamshire Library.

Browse and reserve the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia collection

Pictures to Share

These books cover a variety of themes and are designed to spark conversation and memories. Pictures to Share contain mostly pictures and a small amount of text and are ideal for family, friends and carers to use and develop a sense of togetherness with someone who is finding communication difficult.

Browse and reserve a Pictures to Share book  

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