I was disheartened when I looked at the books available to the residents of my mother's nursing home, although at first glance they seemed appropriate when I actually opened the covers I realized that they were not, for example a whole series on things like the seasons or holidays featured a lot of poetry - none of it particularly familiar - and very few pictures, and the huge tome one the wonders of the sea was more a dry encyclopedia than something to browse through, especially for those with a 10 minute attention span. No wonder I've never seen anyone with a book.
I've been looking online and was dismayed to find dedicated dementia picture books selling for $25 and up. Can anyone share what kind of books your facility has, or what your loved ones look at at home? Are children's books too childish?
(I might add that this is not for my mom since she is blind, it just distresses me to see so few activities for the other residents)