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Picture Books for Those with Dementia: Home

Reading suggestions for caregivers and for those in the latter stages of dementia.

Things to Look For

  • A straightforward storyline (not abstract metaphor or literary devices)
  • Uncomplicated, easy to understand sentences
  • A little humor
  • A moderate amount of text
  • A familiar story (folk tales, fairy tales, or fables are good)
  • A story that depicts aspects of daily life (cooking, sewing, farming, animals, gardening, and taking care of a child or someone who is ill)
  • Beautiful illustrations are a plus (pictures you can dwell on and talk about)


Search Tips

In our RiverShare catalog, use the "Keyword Search for" box and enter terms like:

Emigration and Immigration

Farm Life

Family Life





Christmas or Thanksgiving Day, etc.

Then click on the "Search Options" link, and choose "Juvenile Picture Book" under "Collections."


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