Reading2Connect: Reading program for people with dementia (USA)

Description / Summary

Reading2Connect's specially designed books break through the barriers to reading, sparking older adults' abilities to reflect, remember, learn, and to express themselves... to wander out of their body space. Their integrated program, which includes adapted books and training, enables adults living with cognitive changes to express their individuality, recall their pasts, share humor, and emotionally connect with peers, family, and staff.

Aided by the concrete support of a specialized book, older adults partake in peer conversation that is spontaneous, relaxed, and at an optimal pace, without the pre-determined structure of staff leadership. The program satisfies universal human needs, such as the longing for friendships, for laughter, for the experience of learning new things, and for opportunities to be helpful.

For more information, including a short video, see the attached website link.