Memory Care Kits

A Memory Care kit containing books, art, and a stuffed animal

A memory care kit is a collection of items including but not limited to books, puzzles, fidget devices, tools, games, toys, memorabilia, art supplies and I-Spy containers used to help an individual experiencing memory loss use their senses and trigger memories leading to communication about these memories with a caregiver or loved one.

Our kits are for both the person experiencing memory loss and their family and caregivers. Included are picture books for young children; books for adult children, spouses and caregivers of those affected; and books with a range of text and images for those at all stages of memory loss. Activities and games are for both the caregiver and individual experiencing memory loss to engage with to encourage discussion and connection. 

An older person reading and playing with a Memory Care Kit

Our Memory Care Kits are a unique resource for On the Go, our mobile library! If you are a caregiver or have a loved one with memory struggles, call us at 208-798-2525 so we can bring it to our next stop!

  1. Classic Automobiles
  2. The '40s & '50s
  3. The Great Outdoors
  4. In the Kitchen
  5. On the Farm
For individual experiencing memory loss:
(1) Muscle Cars: Past Present Future by Consumer Guide
(1) Classic Car: the Definitive Visual History by DK
(1) Adult Coloring Book Classic Pickup Trucks
(1) Antique Cars Coloring Book
(1) Track Marble Maze by relish
(1) 8” Adjustable Wrench
(1) 1954 Tokheim 350 Twin Gas Pump - Texaco Fire Chief Sky Chief Supreme
(1) 1955 Chevy Bel Aire 1/24 scale model
(1) 1958 Chevy Apache Fleetside Pickup Truck 1/24 scale model
(1) Frank’s Friendly Service Bits and Pieces puzzle
(1) Crayola Colored Pencils - 50 count
Resources for caregivers and family members:
(1) The Day Abuelo Got Lost by Diane de Anda
(1) Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost by Betina Birkjaer
(1) Is it Alzheimer’s? 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia by Peter Rabins
(1) The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias by Nancy L. Mace
(1) The Memory of All That by Mary MacCraken
(1) Information pages in folder

A memory care kit with toy cars, a maze activity, a toy and picture books