Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Children's Book Review: Grandma Forgets by Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston 

Grandma Forgets is a truly heart-warming book that centres around a grandmother who has dementia, and her family that are there to support and love her.
Through the young daughter in the family, we observe the memories that the family have come to treasure - including  climbing trees in their grandmother's backyard as she baked them sweet apple pie, going for drives to the beach, and having picnics together. 
Unfortunately, their grandmother cannot recall any of those memories, and often doesn't even recognise them when they go to visit her in the nursing home.
But it is so touching to see that the family continue to support one another, and they continue to love their grandmother unconditionally. They create new memories to treasure, even if she can't remember them.

Dementia Awareness month is coming up in September, and this book may help to explain to children the feelings that are associated when someone that we love becomes diagnosed with a memory loss illness. This book is a story of hope, and demonstrates the importance of support and care in these situations. 

Grandma Forgets is released this month through EK Books, and has an RRP of $24.99
For further information, head here 

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