At TerraBella Newton, we understand how dementia may change the way your loved ones lead their lives. Reading is an excellent way for your loved ones to improve their memory and stimulate their minds, which is why we have curated a collection of books that will appeal to them. By being meaningfully engaged in reading, your loved ones can also gain new knowledge, sharpen their focus, and relieve stress and anxiety. Here are our top picks of books for seniors with dementia.
The Saturday Evening Post Americana Coloring Book by Marty Nobler
Coloring books can relax the mind and are deemed to induce a state of peace and calm that is similar to meditation. As dementia patients engage in coloring, symptoms of dementia such as agitation and hostility can be eased through this therapeutic activity. At TerraBella Newton, our team believes in the importance of personal wellness for our residents, which is why we highly recommend such coloring books. Fostering a sense of togetherness through the act of coloring is also one of the benefits of these books.
The Sandy Shoreline by Emma Rose Sparrow
At TerraBella Newton, our team understands how keeping up with long paragraphs and overly complex storylines may be a struggle for your loved ones with dementia. However, offering them children’s books may affect their pride, especially for those who used to be avid readers. As such, The Sandy Shoreline will be able to engage your loved ones as it is appropriately paced and uses suitable adult language. Additionally, this book features an adult main character which makes the story more relatable for the reader. Unlike most other books recommended for dementia patients, nowhere in this book is the word ‘dementia’ used, which allows your loved ones to retain the sense of dignity they rightfully deserve. The Sandy Shoreline is a feel-good read that is bound to improve your mood once you put it down. If your loved ones enjoyed this book, you should check out the other books in the same series that were written by this author.
I Remember That! Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors by Bill O’ Neill
This is an interactive book that will thoroughly engage your loved ones. As they experience memory loss and forget moments from their past, we would recommend books that stimulate your loved ones’ memory recall in a fun manner. A highly informative read, I Remember That! is like a trivia challenge that can be done together with the whole family. This book is organized in a way where different events from each decade can be explored in every chapter, thus allowing seniors to reminisce about the past and the younger generation to learn about their loved ones’ lives. Furthermore, this book comes in large print so that it’s easy on the eyes.
Our Well-Stocked Library at TerraBella Newton
If you are interested in a resort-style senior living community for your loved ones, do not hesitate to check out our campus at TerraBella Newton. With over 20 years of experience in premium senior care, our team is confident about providing a safe and nurturing environment for your family member. Our library at TerraBella Newton is stocked with dementia-friendly books that are specially curated by our team members. We understand the worries and difficulties you may have when it comes to the care of a loved one with dementia, which is why you can be assured that at TerraBella Newton, your loved one will receive the utmost care. Both you and your family members deserve the best that we can provide at TerraBella Newton! Schedule a tour of our beautiful grounds today!