Dementia Awareness Week Southport

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Libraries in Sefton are putting on a number of activities to help support people living with memory loss as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

The annual campaign, which encourages people to open up about dementia, is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and this year runs from 18-24 May.

During the week, all Sefton Libraries will be displaying special books which provide self-help reading for adults on many different conditions, some of which can be triggered by memory loss.

At Southport library, the Alzheimer’s Association will display information about their activities. Staff will also be on hand, at selected times during the week, to offer information and signpost people to support services.

On Monday, May 19, Netherton Library will hold an awareness raising event. Organisations including The Alzheimer’s Association, Age Concern and Health Watch will have staff and information available.

The library will also hold a Memory Box session, using one of the 10 memory boxes devised by Sefton libraries.

The memory boxes contain old photographs, newspaper cuttings, advertisements and some artifacts which are used to help people recollect things.

The boxes are available for loan from any Sefton library.

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We all have fond memories of Birkdale Library before Sefton Council closed it

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Above: Cllr Ashton outside the now former Chuchtown Library

A coffee morning will be held at Formby Library on Tuesday, May 20, from 10.30am-1pm. Library memory boxes will be used during a reminiscence session and staff are planning an old fashioned singalong.

View more information about the libraries in Sefton.

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