The Picture Book of Dogs in Costumes: A Gift Book for Alzheimer’s Patients and Seniors with Dementia (Picture Books)
Do you sometimes find it difficult to engage your loved one with dementia? To help them stay calm in the midst of an emotional reaction? To find activities you can share with them that encourage peaceful interaction? This book can help. Thumbing through this adorable picture book with your loved one is an activity that
Do you sometimes find it difficult to engage your loved one with dementia? To help them stay calm in the midst of an emotional reaction? To find activities you can share with them that encourage peaceful interaction?
This book can help.
Thumbing through this adorable picture book with your loved one is an activity that will capture their attention, engage their mind, and encourage them to relax. Seeing these charming photos of dogs in costumes may also inspire them to talk about their current pets or reminiscence about pets they once had.
You’ll find a lot of other picture books out there, mostly for kids. But it’s demeaning for seniors to give them books meant for children. Adult photography books are usually large and heavy, and they often include long, frustrating paragraphs of text.
At Sunny Street Books, we design books specifically for seniors with dementia. They’re lightweight yet high-quality, adult in nature, with nothing to distract your loved one from their enjoyment of the photos themselves.
Families, caregivers, and assisted living staff can share this book with the people they care for. It is also an excellent activity for seniors with Parkinson’s disease or recovering from a stroke. Seniors with eyesight or strength challenges who find it difficult to hold a heavy book or read long paragraphs of text will also enjoy this book.
• Beautiful Content
This book is filled with carefully-curated, full-color, high-resolution photos of cute dogs in amusing costumes.
• No Text
The only text included in the book is on the title and copyright page.
• Manageable Size
This is a 40-page, 6” x 9” softcover that’s comfortable to hold and easy to tuck into a bag.
• High Quality
The quality of this book’s cover and its interior design are indistinguishable from books created for other readers. Just because a book is simple and uncomplicated doesn’t mean it has to be unattractive, unprofessional, or childish.
• Discreet Packaging
At no time is anything mentioned about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other challenges the reader might be facing. This book can be given to your loved one without fear that they might feel embarrassed or offended.
NOTES FOR CAREGIVERS
• Sit beside your loved one in a quiet place that is free of distractions.
• Allow them to hold the book if possible, and also turn the pages, which will enable them to become more engaged in the book.
• Put a pillow in their lap to support the book as you thumb through it together.
• Start by asking questions that are easy to answer. “Which dog do you think is cuter? The one in the pirate costume or the one dressed as a bunny?” Then move to more open-ended questions.
• Leave this book in an accessible place to allow your loved one to pick it up on their own when you’re not there.
Look for other titles in our Picture Book series:
The Picture Book of Birds
The Picture Book of Natural Wonders
The Picture Book of Gardens
The Picture Book of Butterflies
The Picture Book of Movie Stars
The Picture Book of Cats
The Picture Book of Dogs
The Picture Book of Bible Verses
The Picture Book of Flowers
The Picture Book of Beaches
The Picture Book of Horses
The Picture Book of Baby Animals
The Picture Book of Kids and Animals
The Picture Book of American Patriotism
The Picture Book of Churches
The Picture Book of Kittens