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In My World: Short Stories About Familiar People and Places is an activity for a person in the middle-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia to enjoy with a reading partner or on their own.
In My World: Short Stories About Familiar People and Places contains twelve one-page stories that get readers thinking about the people and places in their community, and reminiscing about people, places and activities in their lives. Each story includes a colourful photo and a paragraph of text in large print.
The philosophy behind this book is that people in the later stages of dementia can and want to be engaged in activities that stimulate their learning and thinking. Boredom—and lack of challenge and purpose—are detrimental to everyone’s health, especially people with dementia.
In My World is one answer to boredom. Shared reading is an activity that is simple to implement and fun to do, and surprisingly effective in engaging people in the later stages of dementia and providing the one-on-one interaction needed for the best sort of engagement to take place.
Note: People in the early to moderate stages of dementia may find this book too simple. There are books available for readers who desire a different level of challenge in the form of short novels, and I’m happy to tell you about some.
Download the Guide
Click here to download the FREE guide to In My World, which contains hints and tips to get the most out of this shared reading activity, and Trigger Questions to start discussions.