Wishing on a Star: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adultsby Lydia Burdick, Jane Freeman
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 cheerful, engaging illustrations and straightforward text in Wishing on a Star describe favorite activities and experiences that fill each person's day. Individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers will enjoy the familiar and friendly images: waking up to the sound of birds singing, playing with pets, cheering for a favorite team. The pictures and text in this third book in the Two-Lap Bookr series will address two of the major challenges faced by caregivers: communicating with a person with memory impairment and finding meaningful ways to fill the time. 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 Wishing on a Star 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. Plus, tips on how to promote engagement with the book are provided. Here is a natural and unlimited opportunity to rebuild connections for the person with dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and related disorders.
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