Grandma's Precious Memories
by Katharine Yusuf
Pub Date 20 Aug 2018
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Ellie races to her grandma’s room, excited about the day ahead. They do so many fun things together when Ellie comes to visit. But this time, it’s different. Grandma seems different. Ellie is confused, and her mother helps her understand.
With captivating and comforting text plus vibrant illustrations, this children’s book helps families, teachers, counselors open discussion and share what is happening when a friend or family member is diagnosed or lives with dementia and memory loss. Valuable Questions and Activity pages extend the learning for home or classroom use. Strong endorsements from the medical community, educators and families living with these difficult circumstances.
A Note From the Publisher
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As a social worker in long-term care, I see this being an incredibly useful tool in helping families navigate the changes in a loved one that memory loss causes. As a mother of young children, who recently lost a grandmother due to Dementia, I can truly say that a book like this would have been of great benefit to both myself and my children
Chelsea Deines LMSW, Master’s Level Social Work, Moore-Few Care Center
“…a helpful tool for any family dealing with dementia. Included are age appropriate questions and activities for families dealing with this difficult issue. Without giving false hope for recovery putting this book in the hands of families dealing with dementia will bring solace and understanding to their changing world.”
Martha Bledsoe, Children’s Library Specialist, Adjunct Professor of Children’s Literature
Author Dr. Kathrine Yusuf brings to light the difficulty children and adults face when handling memory loss in loved ones. With captivating, comforting text plus vibrant illustrations, this children’s book helps families, teachers, and counselors open discussion. It offers opportunity to share in simple language what we can do when a family member or friend is diagnosed or lives with dementia and memory loss.
Valuable ‘Question & Activity’ pages extend the learning for home or classroom use. They help the child participate as they learn what they can do and expect.
This story is based on a real family’s experiences helping a small child understand and cope with a grandparent with dementia.
Consumers, counselors, librarians, bookstore managers will hear about this book…
Aggressive mom, teacher and health care professional blogger campaign -fall months
Eblasts to children’s public and elementary school librarians through IBPA in September/October
Displayed at ALA with follow up to all attendees this fall
Strong media campaign to publications in the Alzheimer’s/memory care arena to help families
Direct promotion campaign to marriage and family therapists