Books for Kids: Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss

  • Books for Kids: Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss

Help your child learn about coping with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and memory loss.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Mem Fox

In this very special story, Wilfrid Gordon helps his 96-year-old friend, Miss Nancy, regain some of her memories.

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My Little Grandmother Often Forgets

Reeve Lindbergh

A child’s love for a grandmother with memory loss shines through in this deeply personal and lyrical tale from author Reeve Lindbergh. Sometimes Tom’s grandmother forgets the way home from the market, or that Tom’s name is Tom and not Roy. But

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The Remember Balloons

Jessie Oliveros

A 2019 Schneider Family Award Honor Book! What’s Happening to Grandpa meets Up in this tender, sensitive picture book that gently explains the memory loss associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. James’s Grandpa has the best ball

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Great-Uncle Alfred Forgets

Ben Shecter

A young girl takes her great-uncle, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, for a walk and gently and patiently answers all his seemingly absurd questions.

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What's Happening to Grandpa?

Maria Shriver

Kate has always adored her grandpa's storytelling - but lately he's been repeating the same stories again and again. One day, he even forgets Kate's name. Her mother's patient explanations open Kate's eyes to what so many of

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The Tide

Clare Helen Welsh

Grandad doesn't remember things like he used to. But I love him as much as I always have. And I know that he loves me. A story about families, laughter, and how we can help a loved one with dementia live well.

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The Memory Keeper

Jennifer Camiccia

Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her grandmother. All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen. But her parents are lost in thei

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Roll with It

Jamie Sumner

In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town. Ellie’s a girl who tells it like it is

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Meg Medina

Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be differ

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