Mary Ann Drummond Shares Grandma and Me – A Kid’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Mary Ann Drummond

Nearly five years ago, after presenting at an Alzheimer’s caregiver conference, a seed was planted in my heart to write a children’s book about Alzheimer’s and dementia. When the conference was over one of the attendees came up to purchase one of my books. As she was leaving she asked if I could recommend a book to help her young child with the changes her family was experiencing since her mother was diagnosed with dementia. I was at a loss. I had been so focused on education for adults that I had not researched current literature for children.

I soon learned there were several great titles available to help children understand the dementia journey.  What motivated me to add to the existing collection was the growing need to help young children not only understand this difficult topic in a sensitive, age-appropriate way, but also a sincere desire to give families tools to help maintain connections for as long as possible. Continue reading “Mary Ann Drummond Shares Grandma and Me – A Kid’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

Meet Kathryn Harrison, author of “Weeds in Nana’s Garden”

Weeds in Nana's Garden_Cover_1024px“To plant a garden is to believe in the future.” Anonymous

By Kathryn Harrison

It was a spectacular day in my mother’s beautiful garden. And despite her recent decline from dementia, my mom, or “Nana”, walked happily together with my young daughter and I. Continue reading “Meet Kathryn Harrison, author of “Weeds in Nana’s Garden””