That dream was to write and publish a children’s book about Alzheimer’s disease.
Well, I finally succeeded at that dream and in November, 2021 published “Sometimes Grandmama Doesn’t Know Me!” Needless to say, I am beyond excited about this accomplishment.
“Sometimes Grandmama Doesn’t Know Me!” is a story about two young girls (BFFs) who discover that both of their grandmothers have Alzheimer’s disease. The story line takes you through the behavioral and language changes that Grandmama is experiencing in her daily life. The girls share what they are seeing and feeling about what is taking place. We see the reality of family dynamics and the impact Grandmama’s situation has on the entire family. The book sets the stage for parents/adults to talk with children about Alzheimer’s disease through the story, the illustrations and the questions at the end of the book.
This is a book that needs to be seen by a variety of people that includes: dementia families, primary care physicians, pediatricians, school nurses, librarians, clergy, neurologists, health care professional, teachers, etc. These people need to know about this book because they are the ones dealing with children and their families, who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia.
So, I am encouraging you to consider an opportunity. If you have children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren in your family who have a loved one with dementia, you will definitely want a copy of this book. If your family has been spared of dementia, consider purchasing a book for someone on the list above. It can be purchased ($19.95) from two websites:
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