The rhyme and reason of reading to dementia patients

Following on from Claire’s post about TRO in The Times

There’s a piece in Society Guardian today about Katie Clark’s work in dementia care homes and the publication of our anthology, A Little, Aloud, which we hope to see in every care home in the UK very soon:

It’s really hard when family members have developed dementia. They can’t remember the people you’re talking about, or even what day it is. You want to go and visit people and have a nice time with them, but what do you talk about? The book is a wonderful resource for sharing something together.

Read it in full here.

If you work in or visit care homes or hospitals, please do buy a copy of A Little, Aloud: it will give you, and the person you care for, some very special moments.

0 thoughts on “The rhyme and reason of reading to dementia patients”

  1. Just read the article, would have liked to see Angie mentioned.

    Well done anyway, Angie, it must have been very hard work compiling and editing the book – you’re too self-effacing!

  2. It’s lovely to read aloud to people with dementia.
    Many Happy Returns Chatterbox cards about the 40s and 50s work really well, too. The pictures empower the person with dementia, as they choose the subject/s they want to talk about and then the words on the back, spoken aloud, or referred to in natural conversation allow anyone involved, of whatever age or background to BE involved.

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