Presenters: Mary Beth Riedner and Tami Hurst
Program Description: Research has shown that many people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can still read and can benefit from using a wide variety of library materials. This webinar will give practical advice about how to choose books and other reading materials that are uniquely suited to each individual, following the tenets of person-centered care. In addition, ideas for developing group programming will be shared, based on successful programs held in libraries and memory cafes across the country and around the globe. Literacy activities can include reading out loud, browsing through books, singing, choral reading of poetry, word games and more. Previously held misconceptions will dissolve when you see how positively people living with dementia respond to these opportunities.