My Singing Nana (Hardcover)
I was fortunate to be nearly an adult when I began to witness my grandfather’s onset of dementia. However, I don’t know how I would have felt if I had witnessed his decline as a young child. I think this book is a very sweet story about a little boy named Billy and his wonderful Nana. He begins to realize that Nana doesn’t always remember things, but his mother helps him understand that Nana just needs some help remembering sometimes. I like that they pepper a little bit of Spanish in the book as well, just like many bilingual households. The best part is that the author includes helpful tips on how to address dementia with children. Bonus? Looks like there’s a tasty cherry empanada recipe at the end as well.
"Always amigos "
My Singing Nana is a compassionate tribute to families dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. This story celebrates the ideals of family, heritage, and happy memories, showing kids that no matter how their loved one might change they always have ways to maintain their special connection.