Dementia Services

We're committed to providing services for the whole of our community.

On this page you can find resources designed to support quality of life for people with Dementia. 

 

Tovertafel
Reading well
Jigsaw

Tovertafel

The Tovertafel is a magic table that creates moments of happiness for people living with dementia. The table casts interactive light projections that entice children, adults and older people to get moving and have fun together.

Tovertafel games have been designed specifically for people with varying stages of dementia, and they can be played both individually and in groups. Light animations are projected onto a table; as players reach out towards them, the lights respond to their hand and arm movements. The games include gardening, fishing, and popping bubbles.

If you'd like to use the Tovertafel, email Jackie Burgess on jburgess@library.gg or call 720392 to arrange a time to suit you.

The installation of the Tovertafel at the Community Library was funded by Dementia Friendly Guernsey.

Pictures to Share

Pictures to Share books are designed to engage and entertain people with mid to later stage dementia. They provide an enjoyable way of maintaining meaningful communication with someone who may be hard to reach.

They can be used to help reduce feelings of depression, isolation and agitation, and are a great way to promote meaningful and enjoyable communication with friends, family and carers.

Our collection is available to borrow from both the main Library and our Community Libraries.  

Pictures to Share titles are now included on the list of Reading Well Books for Dementia.

Find out more about Pictures to Share books here

Reading Well for Dementia

Reading Well for Dementia is a curated list of books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or would like to find out more about the condition. You can find the list online here

 

Drop-in Support

The Guernsey Alzheimer's Society runs a monthly drop-in at La Nouvelle Maraitaine Community Library for people with dementia and their carers. The drop-in takes place on the last Thursday of the month, 10.00-12.00. Find out more in this leaflet.

 

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles bring joy and engagement to people with dementia. 

Jigsaws are a favourite pastime for many people, and for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s they can be especially beneficial.  Apart from being a fun and engaging activity to enjoy with family and friends, completing jigsaws can gently exercise the brain, benefit visual perception, and provide a sense of satisfaction and pride upon completion. 

We have a collection of 13, 35 and 63-piece puzzles available to borrow. We also have 100 piece jigsaws with XXL pieces which are easier to view and handle. You can find these on the first floor in the Newspapers and Large Print room, at the far end of the Assembly Room. 

For more information contact Jackie Burgess on 720392 or email jburgess@library.gg

 

Useful Links

Guernsey Alzheimer's Association

Supporting the carers of people with Alzheimer's through regular events and social activities.

Dementia Friendly Guernsey

Raising awareness of dementia and finding ways to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia in Guernsey.

Alzheimer's Society Guernsey

The leading care and research charity for people with all forms of dementia. Click here for the Alzheimer's Society's 2022 Dementia Services leaflet.

Dementia Services 2022 leaflet