Bibliotherapy, What is it and how can it help?
Another example is the pleasurable experience of being read to - “The patterns of intonation, rhythm, silence and sounds all create a wave of comfort which caresses an elderly person in a way that possibly only music may also manage to do”2 p8.
'Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow … ’4.
2. McLaine S. 2012. Bibliotherapy: Reading for wellbeing in old age. Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Forum. Melbourne. Retrieved from: https://www.dementia.org.au/sites/default/files/Susan_McLaine.pdf
4. Shakespeare W. Est 1588-1593. Titus Andronicus Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 34-35. Retrieved from: https://web.uri.edu/library/inscriptions/the-library-inscriptions-come-and/