Do you long to soothe and comfort your loved one living with dementia?
Would you like to affirm and validate their lived experience?
Would you like to encourage meaningful conversation on either virtual or in-person visits?
Have you searched for dignified, considerately designed materials to bring back moments of joy?
NANA'S BOOKS™ award-winning, inclusive series can help you reconnect through classic, nostalgic verse, thoughtfully paired with magnificent fine art. Each book in the series is specially designed to facilitate sharing and relaxation. Recognizable text and delightful images blend to bring your loved one a successful, stress-free experience with materials they can enjoy again and again. The themes are upbeat, peaceful and carefully selected to elicit recollections of simpler times. This book contains 20 clear, heartwarming affirmations with a corresponding 8.5” x 11” black and white image to be shared or enjoyed independently.
NANA’S BOOKS™ meet the needs of those living with brain changes in a dignified, respectful way. These are not children’s books repurposed for people living with dementia, but classics re-mastered to accommodate those in cognitive decline --while promoting cognitive and social engagement. Enhanced quality of life through compassionate design is at the heart of every book in the series.
Forever Young; 40 Unforgettable Portraits is a nostalgic tribute to the spirit that lives deep within all of us.The first book of its kind to engage and lift People of Color Living with Dementia and their care partners, Forever Young turns a spotlight on the radiant, youthful characteristics that remain, even as memory and cognition fade. Forty magnificent black and white and sepia-toned photographs offer a glimpse into the relatively carefree, hopeful, dreamy days of girlhood when anything was possible and the future stretched promisingly ahead. Join your loved one on a journey of conversation and connection as you reminisce with this lovingly compiled collection of era-spanning portraits.
30-point large print, sans serif font
Familiar (8.5” x 11”) magazine size, easy to slip into a bag or purse
Lightweight with soft, wipeable cover
Visually similar covers across the series
Consistent, predictable layout
No mention of memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia
NANA'S BOOKS make great gifts for anyone experiencing brain changes: stroke, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in palliative or hospice care.
NANA'S BOOKS are powerful resources in recreation, reminiscence, occupational, validation and life review therapies.
Notes for Caregivers
Sit beside your loved one in a quiet, well-lit place that is free of shadows or distractions.
Put the book on a pillow between you for support.
Allow your loved one to turn the pages and to pause to reflect and discuss anything they like.
Make clear, declarative statements about what you like and ask open-ended questions.
Receive all answers with positivity, as there are no right or wrong answers.
Follow the discussion wherever it goes. A positive experience is the only goal.
Leave Nana’s Books in an easily accessible place where they can enjoy it on their own or with other visitors or care partners.
Give the gift of NANA'S BOOKS!
ENGAGEMENT + NOSTALGIA = JOY™