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Lisa Genova Live and Alzheimer's Resources at the Library


Alzheimer’s Day in RVA is November 15, and the library is working to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s by sharing resources and promoting an upcoming author event sponsored by the Rick Sharp Alzheimer’s Foundation: author Lisa Genova, Live! You can check out Lisa’s books at the library, as well as a variety of resources related to memory care, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.  If you want more information about Alzheimer’s, read on for ways you can connect with resources at the library and beyond.

At the library, we offer informative resources and supportive services for people and caregivers of those who are experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Our Caregiver Kits are one resource you can use while connecting with loved ones experiencing memory loss.  These kits provide stimulating materials themed around engaging topics like Richmond history, food, or music, and are designed to help you kick off a conversation.

Learn more about caregiver kits.

Browse available caregiver kits and place a hold through our online catalog.

Our collection also contains the works of Lisa Genova, renowned neuroscientist and author, who will be appearing at the Dominion Center as part of Alzheimer’s Day in RVA sponsored by the Rick Sharp Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Other selected titles from our collection include:

For children:

If you would like more information about Alzheimer’s and dementia or caregiving for people experiencing these conditions, you can request a custom list of book recommendations from our librarians via My Next Read, visit us to browse our collection, give us a call, or reach out using our Ask A Librarian service. 

We hope you will remember the library as a welcoming and supportive space for you and all your loved ones.

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