Dementia Friendly

Support for people affected by Dementia

  • We are the first Dementia Friendly library service in Wales and all our staff are “Dementia Friends”
  • Pictures to Share’ illustrated books. A selection of beautiful, powerful and amusing images and words that provide a starting point to conversation and reminiscence.
  • ‘Therapeutic’ shared reading sessions delivered in library and community settings
  • Read to Me Service - shared reading on a 1:1 basis delivered by volunteers in peoples’ homes .
  • The Health & Wellbeing Information and Support Service provides a listening ear, a community resource and a starting point to access services
  • Carers Collection, a selection of titles to assist carers in their caring role and also to take care of themselves These items have been gathered from several areas of the library including health & well being, building self-esteem, beauty, cookery & spirituality.
  • Regular family history sessions.
  • Dementia-friendly community room at Cwmbran Library (available for hire)
  • Coming Soon, Memory Bags - for loan to people with memory loss and dementia and their carers. When shared with carers, these bags will contain items to generate communication, reminiscence and discussion.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Torfaen Libraries

Tel: 01633 647676


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