Praise for The Sunshine on My Face, 10th Anniversary Edition

Praise for The Sunshine on My Face


“One of the challenges in caring for someone with dementia is knowing what to talk about. In The Sunshine on My Face, Lydia Burdick and [illustrator] Jane Freeman provide vivid conversation starting points that are fun to look at.” Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, geriatric psychiatrist and co-author of The 36-Hour Day

“…an invaluable tool to engage people with advanced dementia on a one-to-one basis. The simple words, pleasant themes, and colorful illustrations enable everyone to have an enjoyable experience.” Daniel Kuhn, LCSW, Vice President of Education, All Trust Home Care (Chicago, IL)

“This book offers a unique way of sharing with someone who is living with dementia. Knowing your loved on is there communicating with you ‘in the moment’ is such a blessing!”
Donna Kilgore, Executive Director, Legend at Jefferson’s Garden Assisted Living (Edmond, OK)

“As an activities director in assisted living memory care, I frequently use Lydia Burdick’s charming books…. Reading together and enjoying the colorful pictures of positive daily activities provides genuine opportunities for engaging interactions.” Dianne Mowitz, Arbor Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care (Asheville, NC)

“I used to read this book to my mother who had dementia…. I highly recommend [it], not only to facilities for memory-impaired individuals, but also for caregivers at home with their loved ones.”Linda Jenkins, family caregiver (Austin, TX)

“When reading [this book] together with my mom who has dementia, in very little time her mood changed. She became very engaged and very alive. It is a truly transformational book.”
 —Ken Ross, family caregiver (New York, NY)

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