|Enjoyable reading for People with Dementia|
By Jane Verity
People who have dementia enjoy reading simple, one-line sayings such as affirmations and life wisdoms, which seem to feed their souls and lift their spirits. They also respond to riddles and jokes with a smile and a laugh, and proverbs bring the joy of recognition.
Even people with severe dementia, who communicate mainly through actions and facial expressions, show joy in reading or having sayings read to them.
Here are some examples:Affirmations:
(Jokes are extremely culturally specific and may need to be adapted to suit individuals.)
Here are some suggestions on how to use these sayings:
Read how Spark of Life is igniting lives in the Kai Tiake Nurses Journal NZ!