Happy New Year to You!: A Read Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

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You won't find a simpler way to interact meaningfully and enjoyably with someone with memory impairment! Just sit down together, open this colorful and engaging book across both laps, and begin reading, reminiscing, and communing. The second book in the Two-Lap Book series, Happy New Year to You! celebrates each month of the year with colorful illustrations and short, easy-to-read text. Individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers will enjoy the familiar and friendly images: rain showers in April, ...

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You won't find a simpler way to interact meaningfully and enjoyably with someone with memory impairment! Just sit down together, open this colorful and engaging book across both laps, and begin reading, reminiscing, and communing. The second book in the Two-Lap Book series, Happy New Year to You! celebrates each month of the year with colorful illustrations and short, easy-to-read text. Individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers will enjoy the familiar and friendly images: rain showers in April, weddings in June, school days in September. Pictures and text together will spark boundless opportunities to discuss and remember happy times and comforting experiences. Styled with the appeal and simplicity of a children's book but created for adult audiences, this Two-Lap Book can serve multiple purposes: Stimulate conversation and reminiscence Encourage physical closeness and interaction Provide a calming diversion from an upsetting episode Inspire intergenerational exchanges with children Increase social interaction between staff and residents Promote reading skills in residents who retain their literacy Reading Happy New Year to You! is an instant activity no planning or preparation required. Open it to a favorite illustration. . . read it from start to finish. . . or select just a page or two to spark an exchange. Tips on how to promote engagement with the book are provided, as well as song suggestions for each illustration! Here is a natural and unlimited opportunity to rebuild connections for the person with dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and related disorders. A Two-Lap Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932529203
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Two-Lap Bks.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 589,108
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2010

    Only for those with severe memory loss

    This book is for reading to individuals with ADVANCED memory loss.

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