Here are some books about dementia and kids
Under the rose bush
Zoe and her granny are great friends. They share games, stories and love spending time in Granny’s wonderful rose garden. One day, Granny’s keys refused to be found, and this starts to happen over and over again. Granny would get very upset. Soon Granny couldn’t live by herself anymore…
Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick
When the coolest kid in the class drops by David's house after school, David is worried about how popular, zany Ruben Plotnick will react upon meeting unpredictable Grandma Rosie. Will he make fun of her to his classmates? Will he imitate her whispery voice? What will he do if Grandma Rosie suddenly wants to dance? To his surprise, and relief, David learns that although Ruben may be a joker, he and Grandma Rosie get along really well.
Do You Remember?
A little mouse helps his grandmother to remember happy times by painting pictures of the stories they shared and covering the hilltops with them.
Sachiko Means Happiness
Although at first five-year-old Sachiko is upset when her grandmother no longer recognises her, she grows to understand that they can still be happy together.
Lucas and Jack
Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring! Until Lucas meets Jack. Jack is tricky and Jack is fun, and he is a great storyteller.
My Gran’s Different
Sophie's Nanna bakes sponge cakes as high as my school bag ...Jonty's Granny catches the train to the footy every week ...Raffie's Nonna drives a florist van. But my Gran's different ...Each grandmother is different, but all are special. Some love footy, some love cakes, others work all week. But what if your Gran was more different than the others? Really different?
The smell of chocolate and Pog’s Alzheimer fact file
Welcome to Pog’s world! A world of midnight cakes and moonlight songs. When Ben’s grandfather, Pog, decides that midnight is a good time to bake a cake to prepare for the arrival of the Queen … the story is just beginning.
Striped shirts and Flowered pants
Libby and Nana love to read stories and colour pictures together. They plant the garden in spring and feed the songbirds. But Libby notices that Nana is forgetting the words in books. She's mixing up the names of birds. She's wearing clothes that don't match. What's going on? When Libby's parents tell her about Alzheimer's disease, she begins to understand what is happening to Nana.
Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in between
Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of years? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is as much a part of living as being born.
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Places to get information
There is lots of stuff on this website. When you’re finished here, you can check out another website for kids
Kids Helpline – tips and stories about things that matter to you – www.kidshelpline.com.au/kids/info-for-you/
Click on the links below to check out our dementia downloadables, full of fun stuff for you to try:
Frank and Tess Activity book
Neuron colouring-in page
Brain colouring-in page
Old School Hip Hop Comic Book