Flowers for Grandpa Dan: A Gentle Story to Help Children Understand Alzheimer's Disease

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Thumbprint Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 18 pages
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This beautifully illustrated picture book follows a family through the complete disease process, creating numerous opportunities for children and adults to talk about their own feelings and experiences with Alzheimer's disease. An informational page at the end of the book, provided by the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, gives adults facts and suggestions that will help them inform and reassure children.

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Author Connie McIntyre, M.Ed., has a passion for creating hand-bound keepsake books that help families remember their stories. She is also coauthor of "Upside Downside Inside Out ~ Poems about Being a Kid." Connie lives with her husband and their three children in Saint Louis, Missouri. She thanks her mother, Louise, for teaching her to plant ferns in the shade and roses in the sun.Illustrator Louise McIntyre is a watercolor, oil, and textile artist. She has created countless paintings, weavings, quilts, and other works of art, and has taught generations of young people to knit. She is also the author and illustrator of "Danish Pastry." Louise and her husband live on their family farm in Nebraska, where they raised six children and taught them to grow corn, wheat, and gardens overflowing with flowers.

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