Book Review/Giveaway: When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia. Ends Nov 16th
When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia by Toby Haberkorn
About the Book: With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, more families and children will experience the sadness and challenges of this disease in a beloved relative or friend. When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia explores the difficult reality of dementia and the enduring strength of a nurturing relationship between a granddaughter and her beloved Grammy.
- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: Baypointe Publishers (March 21, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991623606
- ISBN-13: 978-0991623600
- Cost: $12.95 @amazon
My Review: Dementia is a decline in memory and other thinking skills that could be severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. The tend to forget names, places, among other things.
Grandmothers love spending time with their grand children. But when they suffer from dementia they tend to forget things, like people’s name, taking their medicine, misplacing things like car keys, even remembering to hug their love ones.
Children wouldn’t understand that their beloved grandmother’s memories are fading.With this book they will understand what dementia means and how they can help their love ones if they ever suffer from this disease.
The author tells the story of a child’s relationship with her grandmother. Her Grandmother was always there to pick up her up from school, she loves reading to her granddaughter, helps her at her lemonade stand, she brings back dolls for her granddaughter every time she travels to famous places. Her granddaughter places nuts, chocolates and candies on the table for her grandmother and her friends who loves playing bridge every Wednesdays. And she loves the hugs her grandmother gives her. But due to dementia the role has changed as the child now hugs and guide her grandmother. She takes her out for a walk since she no longer drives, she reads to her while grandma turn the pages.
My friend’s mom suffers from Alzheimer. When I visit her she keeps asking me “who are you?” And I will say, ” Mom, its Ella”. She will say, “Oh, how are you?”. 10 minutes later she will ask me the same question.
This book is not only about the relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild, but a child’s perspective on Dementia. I will recommend this book in school libraries. The illustrations by Heather Varkarotas helps bring the story to life with bright and bold colors.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Author: Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio Toby Haberkorn was a voracious reader. Later, as a young mother, she delighted in creating stories for her children. Toby currently lives in Texas, where she is working on her next book.
Toby has written two children’s books. With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, more families and children will experience the sadness and challenges of this disease in a beloved relative or friend.
Parents assume that children do not notice when something is wrong with a beloved family member or friend suffering from dementia. They may be unsure how to explain this disease or the deterioration. The reality is that children are very observant and worry when a grandparent’s behavior changes or seems to have disappeared from their lives.
When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia seeks to address those concerns by sensitively exploring the changing relationship between a granddaughter and her adored Grammy who has dementia. The story is inspired by the Toby’s own family, which was forced to confront the pain of a no-upside, ultimately progressive disease in their beloved mother and grandmother.
Dementia is an adult topic but this book is written in a simple, straightforward manner that children can understand. When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia stimulates discussion between parents and children about compassion and this debilitating disease. Toby’s hope is to help children and parents find the peace they deserve at bedtime. http://tobyhaberkorn.com/
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