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Happy New Year to You!: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults (Hardback)
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Happy New Year to You!: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults (Hardback)

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Hardback 28 Pages / Published: 30/09/2006
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This second book in the series of "Two-Lap[trademark]" books provides the same outstanding communication opportunities as the award-winning The Sunshine On My Face. Designed specifically for memory-challenged adults to read aloud with a companion, the book meets the important need to communicate with the find meaningful activity for people with dementia or other memory disorders. Like a children's picture book, Happy New Year to You features short, everyday language and cheerful, engaging illustrations. Unlike a children's book, the topics relate to adult life experiences and the illustrations feature older people. Included are communication prompts and an explanation of how to use the book. This one-of-a-kind book series is proving wildly successful at stimulating meaningful interchanges with people with declining communication skills. It creates a wealth of opportunities to reminisce, converse, promote social interactions, and simply enjoy time spent together. This book is intended for family caregivers, loved ones of aging adults with dementia, residential facilities, adult day services, nursing assistants, nurses, counselors, social workers, activity directors home health agencies, volunteers, chaplains, researchers and professors of Alzheimer's care; and also libraries.

Publisher: Health Professions Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781932529203
Number of pages: 28
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 279 x 241 x 9 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A wonderful way to engage with a memory-impaired adult"--Peter Rabins, M.D., MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Author of The 36-Hour Day"Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine" (01/01/2001)
"Read and share this amazing heart touching book ... it will make everyone happier, wise, and better equipped to communicate"--Mark Victor Hansen"Co-Creater of #1 New York Times Bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) and Co-Author of Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One MInute Millionaire" (01/01/2001)
"An enchanting way to instantly create closeness, spark recognition, and share moments of joy with a memory-challenged loved one."--Jacqueline Marcell, B.S., Host and author of Elder Rage""Coping with Caregiving" Internet Radio Program" (01/01/2001)
"I used to buy children's books with big pictures, big words, about animals for my mother, who has advanced dementia. Now to be able to have a book with pictures and words with somebody her age sitting on a chair enjoying the sunset -- it's a really inspired idea."-- (01/01/2001)
"With its warm, friendly, and upbeat style, this is an appealing picture book to share with a person with Alzheimer's or other memory impairment."--Family Caregiver Alliance Update (01/01/2001)
"Lydia Burdick's book series is fulfilling an unmet need for reading materials for older persons with memory problems. Our research indicates that these are the kinds of reading materials which these persons may prefer to read at some point in the course of their condition."-- (01/01/2001)
"With her unique books, Lydia Burdick brings families closer together--she helps bridge the chasm created by senile dementia."-- (01/01/2001)
"It was exciting to see the second Two-Lap Book. I shared this book with patients and caregivers at my nursing home and assisted living facility, and it was met with uniform excitement."-- (01/01/2001)

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