Alzheimer's Association book helps children understand 'What's Happening to Grandpa':
There are more than 250,000 American children between the ages of 8 and 18 who provide care to individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Millions of additional children are affected as innocent bystanders, witnessing the disease devastate their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
To help children cope with the changes that occur as Alzheimer's progresses, the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, recently donated more than 75 books to libraries in Onondaga County including Maria Shriver's What's Happening to Grandpa?
The chapter made its first donation on Nov.17, when it delivered more than 70 copies of Shriver's children's book to the Onondaga County Central Library.
Alzheimer's Association and Central Library staff were joined by representatives of The Learning Place, which donated copies of Something to Remember Me By, by Susan Bozek.
The books will be distributed to the city and county branches and offered to suburban branch libraries.
For more information about obtaining a free copy of What's Happening to Grandpa? or to arrange a donation for your local library, contact the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter at 472-4201.For more information about the chapter, visit www.alzcny.org or call 800-272-3900.