Reading

as a self-directed activity

Two approaches

Articles . . .


Reading and Dementia – Fostering a “can do” spirit
As dementia advances and words on a page become difficult, some may conclude that reading is no longer possible. The challenges of reading for someone with dementia are real and ...
Intergenerational Reading Partners
Bookend generations come together through story We generally think of reading aloud as something that is shared between an adult and a child; but imagine that the adult is an ...
Three-Part Cards for Older Adults
A beneficial tool for memory care Older adults with dementia who have enjoyed reading all their lives can continue to read in different ways.  While some may read every word ...
The Tide
Author Clare Helen Welsh and illustrator Ashling Lindsay deliver on a beautiful story that conveys, with sensitivity, a child’s perspective on the memory loss of her beloved grandfather. Recommended: Ages ...
A Meaningful Read-Aloud Experience for Older Adults with Dementia
A couple of years ago I was introduced to the work of award-winning dementia educator, Jennifer Brush, and her use of the Montessori approach with people living with dementia. In ...