Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Explain Autumn in the Country

Autumn in the Country is one book in the SENIOR STORIES(TM) series of color photography books with simple text designed to stimulate conversation and interaction between seniors with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The readers will take a visual trip through the countryside to see fall foliage, apple picking, and a country market with apple cider, pots of mums, and piles of pumpkins for sale. The text invites the senior readers to tell what they like along the way, whether they prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie, and whether they´ve ever carved a jack-o´-lantern...Seniors might tell their own autumn memories, or tell a new story about a photo, or just enjoy looking at the images!

Jed Levine, Executive Vice President of the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer´s Association, writes,"Autumn in the Country is a book that can be shared by two people or enjoyed alone. For a person with dementia, these evocative pictures may momentarily jog a memory like the taste of a fresh apple pie or the fun of carving a jack-o´-lantern, reawakening a lost experience. These images of life's pleasures have the potential to stimulate conversation by rekindling warm feelings, which are captured in the pages of this special book."

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