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Do you recommend any books about Alzheimer's for children?

Answered by Karen Garner

February 20, 2017

Our grandchildren are 7 and 10 and are having a hard time understanding what their grandmother has and why she is the way she is. Are there any books addressing these issues written for their age group?

What a wonderfully concerned grandparent you are! There are many books for not only the ages your grandchildren are now, but there are also books for young adults. Here are several suggestions, but I urge you to visit the website for the Alzheimer’s Association. There, you can not only find a much more extensive list, but there are videos for the children to watch as well.

  • But Mama, How Come Gandpa Gets To? by Carolie Warren
  • What’s Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver
  • Grandma’s Cobwebs: A Story for Children about Alzheimer’s Disease by Ann Frantti
  • Remember, Grandma? by Laura Langston
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Forgotten Life by Elaine Landau (This one might be a little too old but it offers answers to many questions and is more technical than storyline)
  • Thoughts and stories from others

    1. June 4, 2017 at 10:37 am
      Posted by A Wilson

      I recommend the illustrated book, Weeds in Nana's Garden, by Kathryn Harrison. Find more information on the book's website: http://weedsinnanasgarden.com/ . Thank-you.
    2. February 25, 2017 at 09:10 pm
      Posted by Linda Knapp

      Our public library has an extensive list of books for all caregivers, including those of Alzheimer's patients. One we have in our Support Group Library is "What's Wrong with Grandma" by Margaret Shawver.
    3. February 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm
      Posted by Carma

      I have written a children's book about Alzheimer's disease. It is titled remember me remember me not.
    4. February 24, 2017 at 12:06 pm
      Posted by Sherry Johnson

      A good book for children about Alzheimer's written by Maria Sheiver.

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