Please Explain Alzheimer’s Disease to Me: A Children’s Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Laurie Zelinger Ph.D. is a guide for children and parents in talking about dementia.
The book begins with a story about a family affected by dementia. At first, it’s silly when their grandmother leaves her phone in an unusual place, but then it grows more serious. Next, there’s a section with information on Alzheimer’s and dementia that explains what’s going on, and then a Q&A for parents and kids.
If you have a grandparent with a forgetting disease, this is a good book to help. It helped me understand what we might experience with my grandpa and also what happened with my great-grandma before she passed away. This book helped me to understand how the dementia brain gets all snarled up and doesn’t work right anymore. I like to understand things, and this helped.
This book isn’t just helpful for kids, it’s also helpful for caretakers and parents, who might be dealing with this disease for the first time.
The author’s dad is 103!
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