Weeds in Nana's Garden: A heartfelt story of love that helps explain Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. by Kathryn Harrison

Weeds in Nana's Garden: A heartfelt story of love that helps explain Alzheimer's Disease and other…

byKathryn Harrison

Paperback | February 26, 2016

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A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden.

Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers.  As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over as the magical garden’s caregiver.

Extending from the experience of caring for her mother, artist Kathryn Harrison has created this poignant story with rich illustrations to candidly explore dementia diseases, while demonstrating the power of love. It is a journey that will cultivate understanding and touch your heart. 

After the story, a Question and Answer section about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia is included.  

$1 from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Thank-you for making a difference!