The Sioux Center Public Library has new resources that we feel would be beneficial to patrons who struggle with memory loss and their families. MemPics are books designed to engage readers who have memory loss in a fun way with cognitively enhancing activities. Each book integrates cognitive assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and working memory exercises. The books cover topics such as dogs, American foods, sports, inventions, music and more. We currently have these books on display in the entrance of the library.

We also have many great books in our nonfiction section that can help families better understand memory loss and how to help their older family members, such as Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Families, Friends and Caregivers and The 36-hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life. These books are also on display in the library.

The Brain Fog Fix is also another book that focuses on helping people reclaim their focus and memory. This book is a great read if you’re interested in discovering how the chemicals in your brain are essential to keep us energized, calm, focused and inspired. Staying Sharp by Dr. Henry Emmons shares 9 keys for a youthful brain and a plan for preserving and strengthening mental acuity. If you’re interested in helping your kids become more fit and ready for lifelong learning you’ll want to watch the DVD, New Science of Learning: Brain Fitness for Kids.

Our mission is to fuel your passion for reading, personal growth and learning and we feel that sharing these resources and book recommendation is an important contribution we can make to our community. If there are other books related to this topic that you’d like us to add to our collection, please stop in the library and share your recommendation.