When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who has an interest in the British countryside. Full of wildlife and flowers, farm animals and traditional country crafts, it paints a picture of a rural world that many will remember and love. Using paintings and photographs both old and new, the colours and activities within this book will engage and entrance the reader, bringing the fresh country air right into their lounge.All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of smiles and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers. Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages. Arranged in a clear and easy to understand format, the book is recommended for those with dementia by the Reading Well, Books on Prescription scheme in England.
Helen Bate B.A.Dip.Arch.B.A.(Hons)M.A. is a visual communication specialist being both a qualified Architect and children's book Illustrator. She has been researching and producing books for people with dementia since 2005 and has written a ground breaking and acclaimed guide to Dementia and the problems of visual perception of imagery (Too Late to Learn to Drive. Dementia, Visual Perception and the Meaning of Pictures. Pictures to Share C.I.C. 2014)