Your webinar will be held on April 14, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.
Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On Demand section.
More than 50 million people globally are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; as an aspect of our public service, it is important that librarians learn to serve and assist those with dementia in our communities.
Lifelong learning, mental stimulation, and social connections are central to libraries’ core mission, and attendees will see how these non-pharmacological interventions, and all of our library dementia services, can make an impact both for those experiencing cognitive decline and their caregivers.
Join Timothy J. Dickey for a webinar that will give an overview of the spectrum disease known as Alzheimer’s dementia, and a basic understanding of how librarians can meet the information needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers.
As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Understand the information needs of persons with dementia and their care partners;
• Explore best practices for dementia-friendly library customer service; and
• Discover appropriate reference resources and a wide variety of adult programming ideas for the dementia community.
Presenter: Timothy J. Dickey, Ph.D., is a librarian and library science educator. He is an Adult Services Librarian with the Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library, teaches on the faculties of Kent State University and San José State University, and is a frequent clinician on library technology, research methods, and dementia services. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). His work in dementia services stems in part from his personal experience of Alzheimer’s caregiving.