Someone recently asked me about books I recommend for people who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. Thankfully, today there are many, many excellent books that address the various types of dementia—more than I’m able to cover in one blog post.
So, today I decided to begin by sharing several books that help children understand dementia. It’s often confusing and even scary for kids when they watch someone they love going through the changes that come with a diagnosis of dementia. These books provide a gentle explanation of what’s happening and prompt kids to bring up any questions and concerns.
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Weeds In Nana’s Garden (Kathryn Harrison)
“A heartfelt story of love that helps explain Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.”
Really and Truly (Emilie Rivard)
“With tenderness, sensitivity, and humor, Really and Truly explores the effect that dementia has on a young boy named Charlie and his family.”
Remembering for Both Of Us (Charlotte Wood)
“A touching story of a child’s first glimpse of Alzheimer’s and a reminder that ties of the heart transcend age and illness.”
When My Grammy Forget, I Remember (Toby Haberkorn)
“This story explores the difficult reality of dementia and the bittersweet changing relationship between a granddaughter and her grandmother.”
Singing with Momma Lou (Linda Jacobs Altman)
“A moving story of intergenerational love and hope.”
Grandma Noonie Has Alzheimer’s (Cindy Chamber)
“Grandma Noonie’s story will warm your heart and give you hope as you learn about love, understanding, and helping to find a cure.”
What’s Happening to Grandpa? (Maria Shriver)
“A timely, touching story that inspires, guides, and educates—and encourages readers to open their eyes to the memories and the love that our elderly loved ones have to offer.”
What’s Wrong With Grandpa? (Danielle Cohen)
“This book is intended to bring comfort and inspiration to other children whose loved ones are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Are there other books you recommend? Please share your favorites in the comment section.