MEMORY bags designed for people living with dementia are being offered at libraries in Denbighshire.

Denbighshire County Council's Libraries service is offering a new collection of memory bags which contain a collection of books, poems, artefacts and smells designed to stimulate the senses and promote reminiscence and discussion.

They have been themed around the ‘Pictures to Share’ books, designed specifically for people living with dementia, and are part of the Reading Well for Dementia Scheme.

The books offer prompts that can help people living with dementia and their family or carers engage in meaningful activities and are ideally suited for use in one to one situations or small groups.

The bags also include a Creative Wellbeing Activity Toolkit that gives ideas for creative activities for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Eight themes included in the bags are At The Seaside, Childhood Days, In the Garden, Memories of Music; Shopping, World of Work, Travelling and Leisure Time.

The Memory Bags have been created by Denbighshire Libraries in partnership with Life Story Network CIC and the Active Communities team within Denbighshire Leisure Ltd and funded by the Dementia Aware Community Led Grant.

Contact your local library to reserve a memory bag or request one via the library catalogue here.