A Rose for Grandma Book Tour

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. 

A Journey Through Alzheimer’s

Children’s Book

Date Published: April 14, 2021

Publisher: ‎ MindStir Media

Annie loves spending time with her grandparents; they’re some of her favorite people. One day she notices Grandma acting a bit strangely, and Annie learns that her warm, creative, loving grandma has Alzheimer’s Disease. Although at first Annie is worried, as she learns more about dementia, she makes up her mind to help Grandma in any way she can.

About the Author

Christiana Egi wrote A Rose for Grandma as part of an ongoing effort to eradicate the stigma around dementia and mental illness. She spent 10 years of her 34-year nursing career working in the crisis unit of Canada’s largest psychiatric hospital and owns and operates Alexis Lodge Retirement Residence, Memory Care Facilities in Toronto, Canada. She believes in treating everyone with love, respect and dignity, and she has a passion for helping families and individuals as they adjust to the changes that often come with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Christiana is a woman of faith who uses her belief as a guide as she and her staff provide daily care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This is her first children’s book.

My Review

So many children have a grandparent with Dementia. It’s hard for children to understand Dementia and all the symptoms that come with it. Having a grandparent who suddenly can’t share their life with their grandchild is scary. This lovely book tells the story of a child and her family. She has a wonderful grandma who spends time with her baking and working in her garden. The girl’s family all love their grandparents. When Grandma starts getting confused and forgetting things, she’s taken to the doctor. The doctor says that she has Alzheimer’s and the family is very sad. The girl’s teacher lets her talk about her grandma in class and she finds out that many of her classmates’ grandparents also have Dementia. The girl feels better with this support, but she wants to do something special for her grandma. I think this book will benefit children so that they can understand Dementia and find ways to deal with it when it comes to their family.

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