Creating Dementia Friendly Services for the Public Library

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Online Course
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Tuesday, March 6 - April 2, 2023 | Four-week course

Did you know that 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? Family members and friends often become caregivers to those with dementia. A dementia diagnosis can be an isolating and confusing experience for both the diagnosed individual and the caregiver. The public library has an opportunity to create services, collections, and programs that are supportive to families dealing with dementia.

This course will walk you through all the steps that are needed to make your public library dementia friendly. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the core concepts of dementia
  • Deliver specialized customer service to folks with dementia and their caregivers with ease
  • Develop collections of books, audio, and tactile objects that can help those with memory loss
  • Rethink library spaces to be dementia-friendly
  • Create programs and form community partnerships that can help both caregivers and people with dementia

CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Juice Academy

Additional Information

Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

Single Enrollment Disclaimer

I understand that I can register for only one course at a time (no concurrent courses). If I do not attend this course, I understand that I may forfeit the opportunity to enroll in additional CALL courses during this fiscal year.