Reminiscence Therapy Kits

These kits were created to help dementia patients by triggering special memories of life experiences and encourage interaction between loved ones and caregivers in the hope to bring about smiles, rouse emotions, and make connections. Each kit is based on a unique theme. You can browse all of the kits below and click on the kit name to see if the one you want is currently available for checkout.

These Reminiscence Therapy Kits were made possible through a generous grant from the

Minnesota Association of Library Friends.

Farm

Location: Jackson Library

Farm Reminiscence Kit

The farm collection brings together not only the farmers and farm related occupations, but also those who love the country life, including those who have grown vegetables in their garden. With all the sights of a country drive, and every day farm life to include many unique barns, colorful and powerful tractors, fields that are ready to plant, and those ready to harvest. Blended with the sights are the sounds of soothing guitar, banjo and both modern and classic country music.

Great Outdoors

Location: Lakefield Library

Great Outdoors kit

The great outdoors collection brings the outdoors indoors, along with the memories of the great times spent in the woods, the water, or wherever makes your heart happy. Whether paddling your canoe, building a campfire, baiting a hook, or sitting in your hunting blind waiting for the perfect shot there is something for everyone. The instrumental background music matches the mood or activity level of each video.

Homemaker

Location: Jackson Library

Homemaker Kit

The Homemaker Collection opens conversation and memories of keeping a living space clean while creating those special touches that make it a home. If you learned to sew from a family member, or can recall the smell of clean sheets taken from the clothesline, you will enjoy these videos. The videos are slow changing slideshows of both photos and video clips with an easy to use menu. Soothing and happy background music provides comfort and brings joy to your environment.

Patriotic

Location: Heron Lake Library

Patriotic Kit

The patriotic collection brings together service members from all branches, their transportation, tools, uniforms, and everyday activities of active duty, reserves, veterans, and family members. Independence Day, with its fireworks, and hometown parades is a perfect conversation starter. Old Glory brings pride and comfort to all generations while memorial ceremonies and landmarks help to reminisce those we have lost and appreciate the sacrifices made to bring and maintain democracy and freedom.

Winter

Location: Jackson Library

Winter kit

The Winter Collection is full of excitement with Fun in the Snow, the beauty of the Winter Wonderland, the savory and sweet from In the Kitchen, and the joy of being Home for the Holidays. Soothing and happy background music provides comfort and brings joy to your environment. Videos are slow changing slideshows of photos and video shorts with an easy to use menu.

Spring

Location: Heron Lake Library

Spring Kit

Through reminiscence we find comfort in our favorite things and form connections with people and the past. The Spring Collection is an eye pleaser with the beauty and vivid colors of butterflies, flowers, birds and animal babies. Soothing and happy background music provides comfort and brings joy to your environment.

Summer

Location: Lakefield Library

Summer Kit

The Summer Photo Cards can be used independently or as a compliment to the Favorite Things Summer Collection DVD with the same four categories. The set includes 32 double sided photo cards and 8 companion activity cards for a total of 16 reminiscence activities. Use the simple graphic menus on your DVD player or can be played on a computer using its DVD player. If used on a touch screen capable computer the menu buttons are responsive to touch. The slideshows on this DVD include not only colorful photographs, but also video clips all of which are enhanced with background music with the option to mute.

Autumn

Location: Jackson Library

Autumn Kit

The Autumn Collection is an eye pleaser with the beauty and vivid colors of fall, the excitement of going back to school, the plentiful and colorful harvest and working in the kitchen to preserve the harvest. Soothing and happy background music provides comfort and brings joy to your environment. Videos are slow changing slideshows of photos and video shorts with an easy to use menu.