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Summer Reading: Children’s Book Helps Kids Deal with a Loved One’s Dementia

We continue our summer reading series today as we talk with Houstonian Toby Haberkorn, author of When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember. It’s a children’s book designed to help kids and their parents talk about and understand what happens when a grandparent develops dementia. With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other […]

When Grammy Forgets Book CoverWe continue our summer reading series today as we talk with Houstonian Toby Haberkorn, author of When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember.

It’s a children’s book designed to help kids and their parents talk about and understand what happens when a grandparent develops dementia.

With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, more families and children will experience the sadness and challenges of this disease in a relative or friend. The book explores the difficult reality of dementia and the enduring strength of a nurturing relationship between a granddaughter and her beloved Grammy.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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