Thursday, May 5, 2016

Forget Me Not

Written by: Nancy Van Laan and Stephanie Graegin

First line: I remember when Grandma was still her old sweet self, doing the things she had always done, exactly the way she had always done them.

Why you should read this book: This is a little girl's perspective on her grandmother's descent into Alzheimer's, which becomes gradually terrifying as her loved one slips further and further away from her. It's a fairly accurate portrayal, with the early memory loss being laughed off, until suddenly the situation is dire and the family must intervene. It's a good story for explaining the condition to young people and helping them understand this horrible disease, while letting them know how to best continue loving the person who is disappearing before their eyes.

Why you shouldn't read this book: It's a book for children about Alzheimer's.

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