Memory care kits are now available for those experiencing dementia and memory loss to enjoy with loved ones and caregivers. Each kit contains a variety of items that exercise the brain and encourage social connection, including puzzles, games, conversation cards, books, sensory activities, and more. There are kits for early, mid, and late stage memory loss, as indicated on each title. Read through the frequently asked questions below to learn more about each kit and place your holds.
What do I need to borrow a kit?
Memory care kits are available at all Brampton Library branches. We encourage you to plan ahead and place a hold through our catalogue, with your Brampton Library card. When available, a memory care kit can be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we recommend checking for availability before you visit the Library.
How long is the loan period for memory care kits?
Each Brampton Library cardholder may borrow one (1) kit for up to 21 days. Kits can be renewed with your Library card in our mobile app, through our website, or by calling (905-793-4636) or visiting a branch, if there are no previous holds.
Where can I return a memory care kit?
Returns must be made in person to a Library staff member during open hours. Kits may be borrowed and returned at any branch. It is not necessary to return the kit to the branch it was borrowed from, but please do not attempt to return a kit through a book return/dropbox.
According to the Alzheimer Society of Peel, almost 40% of Canadians will experience memory loss as they age, and the World Health Organization estimates that 55 million people currently live with dementia. If you have been diagnosed with or think you may be experiencing signs of dementia, you are not alone. Click on the links below to learn about some resources and support systems:
Share your experience
After trying out a memory care kit, we’d love to hear about your experience! Please fill out the online survey below or the print survey included in your kit. Your feedback is valued and appreciated. It will help measure how we can develop and improve this collection in the future.