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Title: Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dementia
Authors: Mortensen, Helle Arendrup
Skat Nielsen, Gyda
Keywords: Subject::Library services to people with special needs
Subject::Disadvantaged persons
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: IFLA Professional Reports;No. 104;
Abstract: The purpose of this guidelines publication is to raise awareness in libraries, among library professionals, care givers, public policy makers, as well as among families and friends of persons suffering from dementia, that many types of library services and materials can help stimulate the memory while providing pleasure and entertainment. Experience shows that even persons with a middle-stage dementia can benefit from reading literature and obtaining information. These guidelines give practical recommendations on how to provide mental stimulate with books and other library materials. The publication also includes suggestions for library staff on how to tailor such services to the target population. The examples included are mostly taken from public libraries in Denmark.
ISBN: 9789077897225
ISSN: 0168-1931
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