Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Help families talk to children about Alzheimer’s

Every donation provides a copy of Dancing with Granddad to a library in the US to help families talk to children about Alzheimer’s.

Dancing with Granddad takes young readers on an age-appropriate learning journey. Nia, a 7- year old girl, notices changes in her Granddad. He becomes grumpy, and gets confused. When he eats his favorite cookies, he forgets he ate them and demands more. Eventually, she learns that her grandfather has Alzheimer’s, and he will need to move to a new home where he will be safer. Even though he is changing, the love that Nia and her grandfather share will never disappear.

When you give, you can help us help families talk to children about Alzheimer’s.

“Marin County Free Library is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to be able to offer a resource for families which gently explains Alzheimer’s disease to children.”
–Raemona Little Taylor

Deputy Director, Marin County
Free Library, CA

“This book is a wonderful way to start a conversation about Alzheimer’s disease with the child in your life. It is particularly important that we include children in the conversation.”
-Jennifer Bauer

Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Time for Us Camp


“Both children and adults will connect with the tender relationship between Nia and her Granddad as they use this special book to begin or continue the often challenging conversations about Alzheimer’s”
– Dale V. Atkins, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Author, Media Commentator, Caregiving Specialist

Dancing with Granddad is a story of family much like mine and likely yours. Much like Nia’s grandfather, my grandmother, Maria Luisa Florin, lived with Alzheimer’s disease and was very special to me.”
-Luisa Echevarria

Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Thank you for donating and helping families talk to children about Alzheimer’s. Because you give, we can help more families in need.
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