My Grandpa and Mr. Alzheimer
a fairy tale for the young and the old
Author: EPI MICHI-ZEGGOU
Illustrator: THEODOSIA KOTSIKA
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
My Grandpa and Mr. Alzheimer: a fairy tale for the young and the old
“My grandpa and Mr Alzheimer” is an experiential tale that was written with a lot of love and respect for all those families who have been struck by the scurged of our century “dementia” in order to inform, educate, our friends and their whole families.
In an inventive way, the author succeeds with clarity, simplicity, and a flowing narrative style in describing the manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease.
Through a fairytale about a grandson’s dream, she succeeds in making sense of the symptoms and baffling behaviour of a beloved grandfather, who is also an Alzheimer patient.
In the first part of the story, besides the description of the disease itself and of how its various manifestations affect family life, the author gives a broad but accurate overview of the brain structures involved and of their function, as well as of the pathological processes leading to the impairment or loss of their normal activity.
The second part offers brief and clear explanations of related scientific terms pertaining to the symptoms of the disease. In the last part of the book, we can find creative exercises and quizzes to help young readers understand the meaning of the story.
Thus, this book is highly recommended to all readers, be they family members, care givers or health professionals.