March is dedicated to National Reading Month to honor Dr. Suess, a writer, and illustrator of children’s books. Dr. Suess wrote the famous book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which received a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. Due to his contribution to children’s education in America, the first National Reading Month was celebrated in March 1994.
Reading is fun and full of adventure. It is also the main component of education, thus, the yearly celebration encourages people of all ages to read.
If you want to make this year’s celebration extra special, adding a new title to your book collection would be great. Gifting a friend or family who is staying in facilities for Alzheimer’s will surely love your present.
National Reading Month in Facilities for Alzheimer’s
With all sorts of entertainment readily available in today’s modern society, it seems that majority of the people are not interested in reading. Many have taken reading for granted. Despite the fact that almost everyone can read, it is unfortunate that people of today’s generation hardly read.
National Reading Month is an initiative to reawaken our passion for reading. It is the time of the year when people of all ages are encouraged to read and read more to improve their creative skills, boost imagination and comprehension, enhance critical thinking skills, and strengthen mental muscles. Reading is also beneficial for adults in facilities for Alzheimer’s to stimulate memory.
It is National Reading Month and what better way to celebrate it than to read a book? You would be surprised that there are loads of reading materials and titles that you can choose from.
It makes you temporarily forget the real world while at the same time, it helps you strengthen your vision. Reading improves your vocabulary and reduces stress. Constant reading will stimulate your brain to be more creative.
Best Audio Books for Residents in Facilities for Alzheimer’s
If you want something short, sweet, and entertaining, audiobooks are the answer. For patients with Alzheimer’s, short story audiobooks are the best way to continue consuming books as the disease progresses.
Here are some of the recommended titles worth reading during your downtime in facilities for Alzheimer’s.
Something That Cannot Die
The book tells the story of 42-year-old artist Georgia O’Keefe, who no longer finds joy and fulfillment in her life and career. Georgia left New York and moved to New Mexico where she met a young woman, igniting her creativity.
Zikora is a successful Nigerian lawyer based in Washington DC, pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend. Rescued by her mother, Zikora reflects on her mother’s experiences and sacrifices against her own needs and wants of being a mother.
The book is from Pulitzer Prize author Viet Thanh Nguyen and is a collection of stories about immigration, questions of identity, and nostalgia of Vietnamese immigrants in America. Understand the complexities of being an immigrant in the United States and read their stories of struggles and triumphs.
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