Over five million Americans are already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and this number will increase as Baby Boomers age. Libraries can play an important role in enriching the lives of diagnosed people, using stimulating and engaging materials already in their collections.

Library staff with successful programs, including one that was awarded a Carnegie-Whitney grant, as well as professionals in the Alzheimer’s field will suggest ways your library can serve this often forgotten population.

The participants will discuss their successful efforts working with The Gail Borden Public Library and the 147,000 residents they serve within a 60 square mile area in the State of Illinois.

Mary Beth Riedner ~ Biography
Mary Beth Riedner, Retired Academic Librarian/Volunteer, Gail Borden Public Library District.

Miriam Lytle ~ Biography
Miriam Lytle, Community Services & Program Development Division Chief and Karen Maki, Deputy Director, Gail Borden Public Library District

Linda Altmeyer ~ Biography
Linda Altmeyer, Director of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter

Originally broadcast 07/10/2014