Library Puts On Events For Dementia Awareness Week

Events are being held at Halesowen Library next week to raise awareness of dementia.

The activities have been organised as part of Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Sunday to May 20.

On Tuesday May 16, from 10.30am to 11.30am at the library, which is located in Queensway Mall, The Cornbow, there will be a free informal information session. People attending will be able to find out how dementia can affect people.

On the same day, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, there will be a “sweet treats reminiscence” session at the library. It will show how using sweets and treats from the past to stimulate taste and smell as a memory jogger can benefit people with dementia and their carers.

Finally, on Saturday May 20, there will be a circle dancing session from 2pm to 3pm at the library. Anyone is welcome to come and join in.

Librarian Cara Evans said:

“We are pleased to be putting on these events in Halesowen. We hope they will prove useful for dementia sufferers and their carers and families, as well as raising awareness of the condition generally.

“Libraries in Dudley have a wide range of resources to support people living with dementia. They include reminiscence packs, jigsaws, replica newspapers and other activities which can be used to stimulate conversation and memories for people with dementia.

“Halesowen Library also has a Dementia Corner, where anyone can sit and use the resources or choose items to borrow.”

Places on all of the sessions need to be booked in advance. There is a £2 charge for the circle dancing activity, with the other two sessions free of charge.

To book, or for further information, contact Cara on 01384 815555 or email

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