FOLEY – Foley residents who want help with memory issues for themselves or loved ones have a new resource at the Foley Public Library.

The library is offering “Stay Sharp” kits. The kits are designed to help people who are experiencing memory loss or other cognitive issues related to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders.

The kits come in individual clear plastic bags that include items such as puzzles, card games, books and other interactive activities to stimulate the mind. 

Some activities work on improving memory and cognition, while building social skills. Others reinforce the connection between brain cells and improve mental speed and short-term memory.

The Foley Public Library now has kits covering subjects such as sports, history and gardening. The kits can be checked out for two weeks.