I Smile For Grandpa

I Smile For Grandpa : A loving story about dementia disease for young children.

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Discover the heartwarming relationship between Grandpa and his Little Buddy in this touching book. When Grandpa is diagnosed with a dementia disease, Little Buddy realizes playing soccer together won't quite be the same. But, while the activities that Grandpa can do are changing, there is still much fun to be had. In fact, spending time with each other is as special as ever!

Using delightful and tender illustrations, dementia is compassionately explored through the innocent eyes of a child to create a greater understanding of the disease. Tips for speaking with your child as well as a useful Q&A are also included to enhance learning.

Written by Registered Social Worker and Dementia Care Expert, Jaclyn Guenette / Edited and Illustrated by Award-winning Author & Illustrator, Kathryn Harrison.

*A portion of profits from this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada's leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Thank you for making a difference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 2mm | 100g
  • English
  • 0994946767
  • 9780994946768
  • 1,840,176

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"An endearing story, starting with tender moments between a grandchild and grandpa.... Well done in captivating the different emotions and behaviour one with dementia can exhibit. The story and illustrations show how the grandchild can support grandpa as dementia progresses, using reminders and distractions...The book also aptly includes valuable answers to common questions following the story." Teresa Cheung, MD, CCFP. "This book provides a wonderful explanation for young children to assist in understanding the dementia journey that their loved one is on. It will assist with answering questions for "little buddies" everywhere." Crystal de Jong, RN, GNC(C). "The authors of 'I Smile for Grandpa' have done beautiful work in this poignant children's story about dementia, love, and family. One of the things I really appreciate is how relatable I think it is for children, even if they are not directly affected by dementia in their family, as it speaks to a number of themes that young children can understand. I would highly recommend this wonderfully illustrated book to both parents and helping professionals. Jennifer Pearson, MACP, Family Therapist. "This book is so warmly written and illustrated...children who have loved ones touched by dementia, will be able to relate to it in a meaningful way, feeling hope and reassurance." Kim Pollard, RSW.
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