When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless.
This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who has an interest in family life.
The range of beautiful and powerful pictures and short texts combine to give a real feel of what it means to be part of a family, whether big or small. From getting married and having children, to growing up with siblings and grandparents; from sharing a meal to attending church on Sundays; from celebrating Christmas to bedtime stories and children's TV.
The texts include familiar songs and quotations that encourage conversation and engagement.All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of memories and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers.
Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages. Arranged in a clear and easy to understand format, the book is recommended for those with dementia by the Reading Well, Books on Prescription scheme in England.