Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Forget Me Not

Cover image for Forget me not
Forget Me Not
By Nancy Van Laan
Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Schwartz & Wade, 2014.

Julia can remember when her grandma was her sweet old self, but lately she has become forgetful.  At first she would just get Julia mixed up with her cousin, but later she couldn't remember things they had done together.  As her grandmother's dementia increases, Julia misses her old grandma, but she tries hard to do things to make her grandmother happy.  She visits her in the care center, and brings her forget-me-nots in the spring.

Dealing with a grandparent with dementia is difficult for adults and children. This book, illustrated with soft pastels, helps children understand what is going on, and gently lets them know that even though things are not going to get better, there are still ways to show their grandparent that they love them.

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