This is one of a series of books for dementia patients (or those with Alzheimer’s), camouflaged as a “real” book. A Dusting of Snow offers pride and self-confidence to former bookworms who now struggle with “regular” books.
You’ll know that you’re buying a book that is ideal for a dementia or Alzheimer’s patient, but the reader will only know that he/she is receiving a beautiful book that is eye-catching and easy to follow. Neither the title nor any text on or in the book states that the book is for dementia or any type of memory/cognitive problems. It is formatted so that the reader is not insulted.
If your loved one is overwhelmed by ‘normal’ books but spry enough to feel offended with books labeled as dementia books or by being a children’s book, this is your answer.
This book is formatted with: A lovely “easy read” story without condescending childlike words. Perfect, slightly larger text (16x font). Short chapters. Short paragraphs. One extra space between each sentence to encourage the mind to take pause. One or two vivid color photos per each short chapter to give a visual clue to the subject matter without distracting the read.
A Dusting of Snow follows the story of a woman who reluctantly rises to face a wintery day. But she finds that things are a bit more interesting than she had planned. A mysterious trail brings her on a personal journey that allows her to soak in the wonderful discoveries that a snowfall can offer. It is an enjoyable and uplifting story with wording for adults (not childlike).
Not only will you be giving a book that your loved one will be proud to have in his/her collection, you are also giving the gift of self-pride.