Thumbing through this picture book with a loved one is an activity that is calming at the same time it encourages interaction. While many dementia patients have difficulty with short-term memory, memories of the distant past are more accessible. This book contains full-page photos of movie stars from the mid-20th century, along with their names and a list of three of their most famous movies. Your loved one will feel a sense of delight and anticipation as they turn the page to see which movie star is next.
Seniors with eyesight or strength challenges who find it difficult to hold a heavy book or read long paragraphs of text will also enjoy this book.
• Beautiful Content.
This book is filled with carefully-curated, full-color, high-resolution photos of movie stars.
• Minimal Text.
The only text included in the book, except on the title and copyright page, is the name of each movie star and a list of three of their most famous movies.
• Manageable Size.
This is a 40-page, 6” x 9” softcover that’s comfortable to hold and easy to tuck into a bag.
• High Quality.
The quality of this book’s cover and its interior design are indistinguishable from books created for other readers. Just because the content of a book is simple and uncomplicated doesn’t mean it has to be unattractive, unprofessional, or childish.
• Discreet Packaging.
At no time is anything mentioned about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other challenges the reader might be facing. This book can be given to your loved one without fear that they might feel embarrassed or offended, and they can feel comfortable reading it in the presence of others.
NOTES FOR CAREGIVERS
• Sit beside your loved one in a quiet place that is free of noise or other distractions.
• Allow them to hold the book if possible, and also to turn the pages, which will enable them to become more engaged in the book.
• Put a pillow in their lap to comfortably support the book as you thumb through it together.
• To connect with your loved one, ask questions that are easy to answer, even by simply pointing. “Which flower do you think is prettier? The rose or the marigold?”
• Leave this book in an accessible place to allow your loved one to pick it up on their own when you’re not there.
Look for all the titles in our Picture Book series featuring beautiful, high-quality images and minimal or no text. Click the words “Sunny Street Books” beneath the title of the book on this page to access links to all of the following books:
The Picture Book of Birds
The Picture Book of Natural Wonders
The Picture Book of Gardens
The Picture Book of Butterflies
The Picture Book of Christmas
The Picture Book of Movie Stars
The Picture Book of Cats
The Picture Book of Dogs
The Picture Book of Bible Verses
The Picture Book of Flowers
The Picture Book of Brides
The Picture Book of Babies
The Picture Book of Beaches
The Picture Book of Horses
The Picture Book of Baby Animals
The Picture Book of Kids and Animals
The Picture Book of American Patriotism
The Picture Book of Churches