Books about Alzheimer’s for Youth/Teens

Welcome back! Today for book week, we’re moving right on up the list and looking at books about Alzheimer’s and dementia that are aimed at older children/teenagers. Check out the recommendations below and be sure to let us know if you have recommendations of your own!

The Graduation of Jake Moon By Barbara Park
The Graduation of Jake Moon
By Barbara Park

How can you love someone and resent him at the same time? Jake Moon used to love the time he spent with his grandfather, Skelly, but that was before Skelly got Alzheimer’s disease. All of a sudden, it’s as if Skelly is the kid, and Jake has to be the grown-up. Much of Skelly’s care becomes Jake’s responsibility, and that doesn’t leave much time for a life of his own. Then, one day Jake rebels, and the unthinkable happens. Has Jake discovered too late how much his grandfather still means to him?

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Forgotten Life
By Elaine Landau

In Landau’s text book Alzheimer’s Disease: A Forgotten Life, the effects of Alzheimer’s on the nervous system, its effect on the patient’s family members, and suggestions for coping and care are covered.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Drugs
By D.J. Triggle
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Just the Facts: Alzheimer’s Disease
By Jim McGuigan

Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Drugs by D. J. Triggle and Just the Facts: Alzheimer’s Disease by Jim McGuigan are both text-style books that answer many of the questions that teens may have about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Need different/additional resources? Call the Alzheimer’s Association for more information at 1-800-272-3900.

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