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“My New Granny” Helpful for Children Affected by Grandparent’s Alzheimer’s

Posted Dec 13 2012 12:00am
MyNewGrannyCover Alzheimer’s is a family disease. Not only does it affect the person with the diagnosis, it affects the spouse, adult children and even the grandchildren. My dad didn’t have Alzheimer’s, but he developed a severe post-surgical dementia, so I’ve got first-hand knowledge about how traumatic it is for grandchildren to witness their grandparent’s cognitive decline.

Well executed children’s books are one way to help. I reviewed Still My Grandma and What's Happening to Grandpa? a couple of years ago. Both are informative, comforting books that can help young children understand that their grandparent is still their grandparent even though he or she has changed. They also let the child know that he or she isn’t alone.

Read more about My New Granny: Children's book about Alzheimer's:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook

 



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