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Jack is very excited to begin his special weekly visits with his Gram now that his older brother, Henry, is in school. Often, visits with Gram include taking a trip to visit Gram's mom, Grandma Ellen. But Grandma Ellen has dementia, so she is losing her memories. Jack and Gram focus on making moments with her and all the other residents in her care facility. Jack is a little apprehensive about how to make moments with Grandma Ellen until Henry gives him the idea to bring something along with him that will help Jack make moments. Everything goes very well when Jack thoughtfully chooses one item…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Jack is very excited to begin his special weekly visits with his Gram now that his older brother, Henry, is in school. Often, visits with Gram include taking a trip to visit Gram's mom, Grandma Ellen. But Grandma Ellen has dementia, so she is losing her memories. Jack and Gram focus on making moments with her and all the other residents in her care facility. Jack is a little apprehensive about how to make moments with Grandma Ellen until Henry gives him the idea to bring something along with him that will help Jack make moments. Everything goes very well when Jack thoughtfully chooses one item at a time. However, when he decides to bring EVERYTHING with him, it does not go well. He learns that too much of anything isn't good for anyone and that the most valuable "thing" he can bring is himself.
Autorenporträt
A former elementary school teacher, Marlane Pentelechuk retired from the classroom to care for her aging parents. When her mother was placed in a secure care facility due to her advanced dementia, Marlane learned many lessons about interacting with Alzheimer's and dementia patients and how appreciated and significant regular visits can be, not only for the patient but also for the visitor. Now "Gram" to little Henry, she finds great delight in having him join her as they make moments together for Grandma Ellen and the other residents on the unit. Her desire is that this story would inspire other families with loved ones who have dementia to find value in regular visits and look for ways to make them meaningful, if only for the "moment". Marlane Pentelechuk lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Darren.