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A Parcel of Purple: Picture Book for Dementia Patients, Seniors & Others (Level 2 Book). This is one of a series of picture books for dementia patients (or those with Alzheimer's), adults and seniors that have trouble reading long stories. If your loved one is overwhelmed by 'normal' books but spry enough to feel offended with books labeled as dementia books or by being given a children's book, this is your answer. This book helps those who have a hard time reading in several ways:
Each book in this series is themed around one color. A Parcel of Purple has photos featuring beautiful purple elements from around the globe. The reader will find many delights: From swirled purple rock formations in Arizona to the delicate purple chess flower; from purple haze surrounding mountains in Japan to lush purple fields of lavender in France. Those with dementia, Alzheimer's or senior reading struggles can find joy in 'reading' a book that does not need for them to follow a story.
*The book is formatted to look like a 'real' book. It is designed for adults, without any child-like wording or features. This allows your loved one to feel proud to own it as part of their book collection.
* 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 truly concealed so that the reader is not insulted.
* This is a nice, good-sized 8.5 x 8.5 square book with 100 pages that is large enough to really be able to take in the photos, without feeling 'huge'. The soft cover makes it easy to hold. This is not a heavy hard-cover, nor it is a 'board book' that seniors can find condescending.
*The short picture descriptions are in large 16 px text. There are 1 to 3 short sentences per picture. Within each photo description, the word 'purple' appears 1 time, to keep the reader on track.
* Each photo (and short text) is only located on the right-side pages of this book. The reader can focus on one image at a time without distraction.
Please note: This is a Level 2 book, which primarily focuses on being a book of photos, along with short accompanying text. If you are looking for purely a picture book without any text at all, please look to the Level 1 books; for 'easy-read' short stories, please look to Level 3 books.
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A PARCEL OF PURPLE is a collection of amazing photos - with accompanying text - that have one thing in common: the color purple!
You may be surprised how much purple exists in the world. From lush purple fields of lavender to the shimmering wings of the Purple Emperor butterfly, this book brings the color purple to life.
If you are an adult bookworm who enjoys exquisite photos, this book is for you!
It is hoped that you find this book worthy of adding to your collection.
Enjoy your read!
Emma Rose Sparrow has been a successful writer of non-fiction for over a decade (under an alternate pen name). When both of her parents were diagnosed with dementia, her writing took a new path.
Her mother, a lifelong bookworm, reached a point in the disease where she could no longer read the books on her bookshelf.
As Emma Rose searched for books that would offer a solution, the only choice was to obtain a children's book or a book that had the words "For dementia patients" written on the cover. How disappointing. So, her answer was to create books for dementia patients herself.
This has led to books in 3 levels that have NO text inside or on the cover specifying that they are for dementia patients:
Level 3: The reader is able to read 2 to 3 short sentences at a time. Each book contains a 7 chapter story that is interesting and pleasant with a touch of humor thrown in. Large 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. All books in this series have adult main characters that the reader will relate to.
Level 2: Reader does best with one large photo and 1 to 3 short sentences at a time. Each page is independent of the other. Each book in this series focuses on the wonders of a certain color: Orange, red, blue, green, pink, purple, yellow and white. With titles like A Year's Worth of Yellow and A Gathering or Green, the reader will have a full "real" book experience. Images range from elements found close by; (in a Bevy of Blue, the beautiful blue eyes of a Husky puppy) to images from around the globe (the exquisite blue medinas of Morocco). The choice to read or simply marvel at the photos is at the reader's discretion.
Level 1: For book lovers who have reached a point of not being able to read words, but still love to hold and flip through a book. These are picture books without text, yet formatted for adults. Covers are designed to suggest that the book is for adults readers (not childlike). The carefully chosen images are magnificently colorful and chosen to hold interest and pique curiosity.
Emma Rose Sparrow contributes a portion of her earnings to the National Alzheimer's Association, the world's leading health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1517419506
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1517419506