The silly news

daily-chronicleThe activity director at Mom’s memory care community usually arrives around the time residents are finishing breakfast. She greets each person by name and offers them copies of “The Silly News.” That’s her name for The Daily Chronicle, a resource available from Activity Connection.

Each edition of The Daily Chronicle includes a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, and trivia. Click on the image at left for a larger version; you’ll get the idea.

I’ve noticed that residents of The Springs react to The Daily Chronicle in different ways. Some glance at it for a short time. Others say “No, thanks.” One carries it around with her for hours. Mom turns it over and says “It’s blank on the back.”

From my perspective, The Daily Chronicle offers something valuable to dementia patients. Even though their cognitive abilities are declining, it gives them something to read. Every day.

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