Saturday, September 21, 2013

21st September World Alzheimer's Day

September is World Alzheimer's Month and today, 21st September is World Alzheimer's Day, a day when we need to raise awareness about Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, and the need for more education, support and research. While there are now a few books that overtly explain this disease to young children, some of the more subtle picture books which depict older people and memories give teachers the ideal way in to discuss ageing, dementia and what their students know about it and have experienced first-hand. Five books that come to mind are
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
Remember Me  by Margaret Wild and Dee Huxley
Mile -High Apple Pie  by Laura Langston and Lindsey Gardiner
Still My Grandma by Veroni Van den Abeele and Claude K. Dubois
The Memory Box by Mary Bahr and David Cunningham
The Memory Box is particularly good and I was pleased to see that someone agrees with me here.

1 comment:

  1. My favourite book for this is an old old one called A rabbit named Harris. I gave it to a Year 4 Teacher last term and she loved it.