Book Lover’s Day is coming up on August 9, and what better motivation could there be to help your senior to do some reading? Reading books is a popular activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages! Even if your senior loved one is ill, reading offers the opportunity for cognitive stimulation and vocabulary retention, and provides relaxation and enjoyment to seniors. Here are a few book suggestions recommended by hourly caregivers in Palm Desert to help your loved one get lost in literature on Book Lovers Day.
1. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
This fun book by Swedish author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg tells the story of 79-year-old Martha Anderson who is bored with her nursing home life and decides to pursue her lifelong dream of robbing a bank (for a good cause, of course). Her crazy antics make for a humorous and warm-hearted perspective that asserts that you can grow up without growing old.
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Young adult books are not just for adolescents. This series of seven books by J.K. Rowling tells the story of Harry Potter, the boy who finds out at the age of 11 that he is a wizard, and a particularly special one, too. He and his friends must fight evil in many forms while learning to use magic. It is a delightful adventure story that has been hugely popular among young adults, which gives grandparents a fun topic to discuss with the younger members of the family.
3. You’re Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss books have been loved by people of all ages for years due to their fun rhythms and cleverly told stories. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at old age, through the wacky and imaginative eyes of one of the best poets of all time.
4. Rackham’s Fairy Tale Coloring Book by Arthur Rackham
This book by Arthur Rackham contains 17 classic fairy tales with color-yourself illustrations. If your loved one requires senior care in Palm Desert and struggles with reading, consider purchasing a coloring book to allow your loved one to express his or her creativity in a nonverbal way. The beautiful pictures in this book provide mental stimulation, but you could still read these classic Grimm brother’s stories to your loved one once he or she is finished coloring.
Stimulate your loved one’s creativity, imagination, and cognitive function this Book Lovers Day or with help from Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert. We provide comprehensive stroke, Alzheimer’s, and dementia home care in Palm Desert that encourages seniors to exercise their cognitive abilities, delay the onset of dementia, and strengthen sense of purpose. Learn more about our services by calling (760) 345-0001 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.