Don’t Forget Your Patrons with Memory Loss

Date(s) - 01/24/2023
10:30 am EST - 11:30 am EST



Are you looking for new picture books to share in your classroom, curriculum, or collection? This presentation will feature the “best of the best” from the 2022 publishing crop. A variety of books will be featured, including quality read aloud books, distinguished illustrations, and picture books about diversity and inclusion.

Don’t miss this hour-long event.

Presenter: Mary Beth Riedner resigned from her position as University Librarian for Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL in 2008 to care for her husband with a young-onset dementia. For the past decade, she has served on the leadership team of the American Library Association’s interest group called Library Services for Dementia/Alzheimer’s (LSDA). She is the developer of the award-winning Tales & Travel book and reading programs designed for those living with dementia. She has presented at many professional conferences, written numerous articles and book chapters, and is involved with the national Dementia Friendly America initiative.

Presenter: Tami Hurst has worked for the Olathe Public Library in Olathe, Kansas for 22 years. For the past 6 years, she has coordinated the Olathe Public Library’s Library to You service, a free home delivery service for individuals who can’t physically travel to the library. She and her coworker Roya Mortazavi also make monthly visits to local retirement communities and care centers to do outreach and literacy-based programming such as Tales and Travel Memories programs for older adults. Tami has a personal interest in improving the quality of life for people living with dementia as her father passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2019.

Presenter: Christine Damon (MSEd, MFCS) is a gerontologist and adult educator who has trained nationally on dementia care. Over the past five years, she has focused her efforts on community education related to dementia, family caregiving, and other issues of significance to aging populations. Often partnering with local libraries, she has created and presented a series of “Brain Matters” programs focusing on disease identification, communication, function, and home modification support strategies. Christine has also provided Dementia Friendly training to local libraries, first responders, dental offices, local businesses, community service agencies, faith communities, senior centers, health insurance companies, and the financial services industry, was the lead consultant for the AgeGuide’s Dementia Friendly Initiative in Lake and McHenry counties and worked with the Round Lake Area Public Library to create and deliver Dementia Awareness programs to Public Libraries in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin.

Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars



You must log in to register.