New Book by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teaches Children About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to increase to nearly 13 million by 2050.Squarethumbnail Granddad 600x600

Alzheimer’s disease can often be difficult for children to understand. That’s why the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has come out with a new book Dancing with Granddad.

Dancing with Granddad takes young readers on an age-appropriate learning journey with Nia, a 7-year-old girl, whose grandfather has Alzheimer’s and will need to move to a new home where he will be safer. Readers also learn that while he is changing, the love that Nia and her grandfather have never will.

“When Alzheimer’s enters a family’s life, it often brings many questions—children especially may not understand what is happening or why their loved one is behaving a certain way,” said AFA President & CEO Chuck Fuschillo. “This educational tool gives adults a way to explain Alzheimer’s disease to a child in an age-appropriate way, answer questions and show them that love is a bond that Alzheimer’s can never break.”

Proceeds of the book go towards AFA programs, services, and research towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more about Dancing with Granddad, click here.

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