Library support for people with dementia and their carers

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Libraries are committed to supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

Why libraries? Libraries are seen as trusted, non-judgemental places in the community where people feel safe and welcome. This is vital for people living with dementia and those who care for them.

What does your local library have to offer?

All libraries in Derby have a welcoming atmosphere where everyone can feel safe. If you live, work or study in Derby you can join the library and it’s free. You’ll then be able to borrow:

  • books, including in large print
  • magazines
  • audiobooks

At all libraries we also have:

  • information books to borrow on dementia
  • information about organisations in Derby where you can get further support

If you prefer, you can just sit and relax in the library and have a look round at what we offer in your own time. Library staff are always happy to talk to you if you have any questions.

Keep Fit for the Brain

At the Central Library and Alvaston Library we have weekly Keep Fit for the Brain sessions find out more in our Clubs and activities section

Resources for reminiscence sessions

Our Home Library Service delivers collections of books to some sheltered housing schemes and care homes. We can also supply commercially produced reminiscence packs on a whole range of topics.

For further information about these packs, email accessservices.unit@derby.gov.uk or telephone 01332 640617.