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  • Always My Grandpa: A Story for Children About Alzheimer's Disease

    Always My Grandpa: A Story for Children About Alzheimer's Disease

    by Linda Scacco

    This heart-warming tale describes what it is like to be close to a grandparent who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Daniel and his mom spend every summer with his Grandpa at a cottage by the sea. Daniel loves these summer visits: playing baseball, walking on the beach, watching the sunset, and hearing Grandpa's stories of his fishing boat. As the summer passes, Grandpa begins to change. Daniel learns that since Grandpa has Alzheimer's disease, he will have trouble remembering all the things that belong to him: his clothes,...

  • Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

    Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

    by Jude Welton

    Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. He also gives advice on how to help someone with dementia stay as mentally and physically active as possible, keep safe and continue to feel cared for and valued. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult. It will...

  • Can I Tell You About Having A Stroke?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Having A Stroke?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Dr Lisa Taylor

    Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone...

  • Celia and Nonna

    Celia and Nonna

    by Victoria Lane

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 4 + Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents– and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time. The story invites kids to think about their grandparents’ ageing and may inspire them to simple activities such as drawing a picture for their grandma or granddad as...

  • Grandpa's Guardian Angel

    Grandpa's Guardian Angel

    by Jutta Bauer

    From the 2010 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration comes a poignant story of the close relationship between a boy and his grandfather. With gentle visual humour, Jutta Bauer’s simple story shows how Grandpa’s charmed life may be due to someone special watching over him all along. This little boy's grandpa tells him stories whenever he visits. He tells how nothing ever seemed to hurt him. Every morning as a boy, he would run past the big statue of an angel on his way to school,...

  • I'll Hold Your Hand So You Won't Fall

    I'll Hold Your Hand So You Won't Fall

    by Rasheda Ali

    *A Children’s Guide to Parkinson’s disease* Sometimes Parkinson’s disease is difficult for adults to deal with, so you can imagine how much more perplexing it must be for children. In this beautiful book, adults will have an opportunity to read and discuss with children the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s in a safe and creative environment that utilizes words, illustrations and medical facts about the disease. *Author Bio:* *Rasheda Ali,* is an actress, author, mother of two boys, an advocate for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease and the daughter of Belinda Boyd...

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