Author: Jean Demetris Illustrated by: Alex Demetris
When Grandma starts to become forgetful, Alice and her family create a box of memories to remind her of all the good times they have shared together.
Alice puts some pretty packets of seeds in the box, to remind Grandma of their happy times planting seeds and watching them grow into beautiful flowers. her brother Henry puts some toy animals in the box, to remind Grandma of their fun times to the Zoo when the chimpanzees made them laugh. Grandpa puts a photo pf their wedding day in the box, when Grandma looked so beautiful and happy. What a lot of wonderful memories in Grandma's box. What would you put in?
This beautifully illustrated story helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help a grandparent living with dementia. the book is a great tool to encourage children to be involved in the care of a family member with dementia.