10 Childrens Books for Kids of Alzheimers Caregivers

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Posted: 10/23/2018 5:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Family dynamics can become compromised when a parent is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Homes that have children can especially be impacted by a change in the everyday occurrences. The caregiver can be preoccupied and stressed over managing the situation, easily missing important events and milestones in the lives of their children, not by choice, but by necessity, for the sake of caring for an aging parent. For children, witnessing this loved one transform, whether a gradual change in this persons personality, forgetfulness, lack of hygiene or deteriorating health; all of these, to children can cause confusion and fear. When this disease takes hold of a family, it is not only the caregiver that is affected.   

Here is a list of 10 children's books we found to help explain Alzheimer's disease and what to expect:

What's Happening to Grandpa - Maria Shriver

Striped Pants and flowers shirts - Barbara Schnurbush

Singing with Momma Lou - Linda Jacobs Altman

Remember Grandma -Laura Langston

Remembering for Both of Us - Charlotte Wood

Really and Truly -Emilie Rivard

Weeds in Nanas Garden -Kathryn Harrison

Forget me Not -Nancy Van Laan

Harry Helps Granpa - Karen Tyrrell

Curveball: The Year I lost my Grip - Jordan Sonnenblick

While books won't provide all the answers you might be looking for, they do offer an explanation in terms they can relate and understand. 

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