“An accessible, kindhearted explanation of Alzheimer’s disease.” ~Kirkus

“An informative tale about a beloved family member’s dementia.” ~Kirkus

A Rose for Grandma

Annie loves spending time with her entire family, but especially her grandparents. Don’t tell everyone else, but they’re definitely her favorites, especially Grandma. One day Annie notices Grandma acting a bit strangely, but she doesn’t know why. She is surprised to learn that her warm, creative, loving grandma has Alzheimer’s Disease. But what does that even mean? Although at first Annie is worried, as she learns more about dementia, she makes up her mind to help Grandma in any way she can. Join Annie in this unique look at an all too common journey with dementia through the eyes of a child.

"Grandma also sometimes makes mistakes, like the time she got lost while she was walking because she forgot how to get home. Remember the time she put her glasses in the microwave instead of her coffee?"

Children's Author Christiana Egi

Dementia Advocate Christiana Egi has a long history of interest in mental health, which started from a young age. This passion led her to not only become a registered nurse and mental health specialist, but also a diabetes educator, registered natural health nutritionist and a geriatric specialist. Egi is the owner and operator of Alexis Lodge, a retirement facility that specializes in care for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Egi has seen firsthand how a dementia diagnosis can put stress on a family, but she noticed that the support for people, especially children, was low. She hopes that her books will help remove the stigma around dementia and mental illness–and inspire families to a greater understanding of how to assist their loved ones with dementia.

Alzheimer's disease is a kind of dementia, and it's making Grandma's brain work differently, which means that she isn't quite how she used to be. Grandma is sometimes confused or forgets things, like the time we didn't make a cake together.