Thursday, April 23, 2015

Serving Library Patrons With Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

Does your library serve patrons with Alzheimer's and related dementia?  The Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD) of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), wants your input.

Not yet serving patrons with these diagnoses or unsure how?  The information gained from the survey will improve resources related to serving this special population.

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The Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD) is in the process of creating standards for library service directly to persons diagnosed with dementia. As part of the due diligence process, IGARD is seeking input from libraries across the country in order to document already existing best practices.

If your library is currently offering, or has offered in the past, services and/or programming directly to members of your community diagnosed with dementia, please self-identify by completing this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/services_dementia.

Please feel free to contact the IGARD Chair if you have any questions: Mary Beth Riedner mbried1714@gmail.com

Written by:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Public Library Development Team