Por qué mi abuelita puso sus calzones en el refrigerador?: Una explicación para niños sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer

Por qué mi abuelita puso sus calzones en el refrigerador?: Una explicación para niños sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer


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On some days, seven-year old Julie feels like she's living in a Fun House. Hers is a topsy-turvy world where the toaster sprouts a toothbrush, and a watermelon gets dressed up in pink underpants for Fourth of July! But on other days, Julie struggles with understanding why her Halloween trick-or-treating got cancelled, or why Grandma can't remember her name. Julie is struggling with understanding her grandmother's Alzheimer's disease. Authors Max Wallack and Carolyn Given believe that no child is too young to learn about this disease, or how to participate in providing safe care for their loved one. Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? is a sensitive, light-hearted children's story that seamlessly provides its young readers with a toolbox to help them overcome their fears and frustrations. It shares easy-to-understand explanations of what happens inside the brains of Alzheimer's patients, how to cope with gradual memory loss, with a missed holiday, or even a missing Grandma! This 40-page fully illustrated children's book is told from a second-grader's perspective in her own style and vocabulary, but it lovingly shares real strategies, scientific insights and lessons of dignity from which adult caregivers may also benefit. Max Wallack has received numerous national awards for his work on behalf of Alzheimer's patients. These include the Nestle Very Best in Youth Award, the Citizen's Bank Trufit Good Citizen Scholarship, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award, and the President's Call to Service Medal. He has published in respected journals in the field of Alzheimer's disease and has presented his work at national and international conferences. Carolyn Given is an experienced caregiver herself and an acclaimed middle and high school educator with particular interest in intergenerational programming. Prior to her teaching career, she served as her town's Council on Aging Director and later became cover-story writer and editor of The Senior Advocate (now called the Fifty Plus Advocate Newspaper), a Massachusetts-based mature market publication. Most recently she was the recipient of an award from the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. Together, Max and Carolyn have created a book that is a necessity for the millions of children and grandchildren who are currently dealing with this incurable disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495455315
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

MAX WALLACK tiene 17 años, es estudiante de Neurociencias en La Universidad de Boston en Estados Unidos.
Realiza investigaciones en el Laboratorio de Psiquiatría Molecular en el Envejecimiento en el Centro de Alzheimer de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Boston.
Cuando era aún un niño, Max cuidó a su bisabuela que tenía la enfermedad de Alzheimer. En 2008 fundó Puzzles to Remember (Rompecabezas para Recordar) (www.puzzlestoremember.org). Es una organización sin fines de lucro que ha distribuido más de 23,000 rompecabezas a centros de cuidado para enfermos de Alzheimer alrededor del mundo.
Es miembro de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría Geriátrica. Max hace presentaciones de investigaciones en conferencias a nivel nacional y ha publicado artículos en periódicos especializados sobre su trabajo. Max está estudiando para ser un psiquiatra con especialidad en geriatría, trabaja con pacientes con la enfermedad de Alzheimer y sus cuidadores.
CAROLYN SMITH GIVEN es madre de 4 hijos y cuida enfermos, vive en Blackstone Valley en Massachusetts. Desde el año 2000, ella ha impartido clases de inglés, artes y literatura a nivel secundaria y preparatoria.
Actualmente hace investigaciones médicas para poder cubrir las múltiples terapias para combatir el mieloma múltiple que padece su esposo.
Para entretenerse, asiste a las bodas de sus hijos, inventa entradas gourmet vegetarianas, mantiene un blog de humor con más de 80 narraciones en primera persona---todas verdaderas---en www.carolyngivenwriter.blogspot.com. Ella disfruta todos los proyectos de escritura que se presentan en su camino.

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