The Benefits of Reading to the Elderly

Reading and oral storytelling is a beloved human tradition. People have been weaving dynamic stories about their histories and mythologies since the beginning of humanity. Storytelling, whether through accurate family histories, embellished fish hunting trips or literature fosters bonding between friends and family. Nowadays, people love to read for education and pleasure. It is usually a family tradition to read to children, but a love of storytelling can be always enjoyed as a life-long reader. Reading to the elderly, especially, can be a joyful source of companionship to both the...

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