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Memory kits are for people with dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment. They are intended to stimulate conversation or reminiscence with a person with cognitive issues

What is a Memory Kit?


A Memory Kit is a bag filled with items and activities centered around a place, time, or theme. The library has created kits focusing on the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. In each decade, you'll find talking points about popular music, movies & tv shows, books, and fads; newspaper headlines; and images. In other words, items that bring the decade to life!

Serving Citizens with Alzheimer's Disease

Memory Kits are aimed at helping family members and friends of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Memory loss and confusion are hallmarks of these medical conditions. The Memory Kits are designed to help trigger memories and provide a bridge for caregivers and loved ones to communicate and connect.

How can I participate?

2 Ways to Participate:

1. Use this online guide as a digital Memory Kit.

2. Check out a hardcopy Memory Kit from the Downtown Huntsville Library.
      • Pick up a memory kit from the Downtown Huntsville Library and check it out at the first floor circulation desk; OR
      • Place a hold for a memory kit through your online account. When the memory kit is available, you may pick it up from the library branch of your choosing.