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Reading & Dementia - Maintaining Connections

Reading & Dementia - Maintaining Connections

Unlock the Power of Reading for Your Loved One with Dementia! Struggling to find activities that engage your loved one with dementia? Look no further than the power of reading!** In this episode, we'll explore how reading can be a powerful tool to:

  • Maintain cognitive function: Stimulate memory recall and preserve language skills.
  • Promote communication: Engage in conversations around stories and characters.
  • Reduce caregiver burden: Provide a calming activity for your loved one while offering you a well-deserved break.
  • Strengthen your bond: Share the joy of reading together and create lasting memories.

We'll share practical tips for choosing the right reading materials and adapting activities for individuals with dementia. Discover how reading can become a source of comfort, connection, and enjoyment for both you and your loved one.

Susan Ostrowski is a speech pathologist and co-president of Reading2Connect. She entered senior care in her late 40s and was appalled at what she saw. Residents were simultaneously being under stimulated and over stimulated. The excessive noise and movement around them was often meaningless and of no value to them. At that moment she was determined to contribute something to help change the culture of aging.



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