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My Silly Granny

A Story of Dementia

32 pages
Bookpress Publishing

My Silly Granny is a heartwarming story of a little girl known as Sweetheart and her dear Granny who has dementia. On a visit, Granny explains to Sweetheart how a few simple acts of kindness can tap into her youthful spirit and help them both navigate the day with love and positivity. Her gentle, innocent voice explains how simple pleasures like laughing and singing can keep her in the present and what it's like when she begins to lose track of things.

This book was written to provide some insight into how people with dementia behave in hopes of reducing children's anxiety about their elderly relatives who may sometimes forget important things or act in strange ways.

Author Bio
Terri Leedom is a graphic designer and lives in West Des Moines, Iowa. As a child, she enjoyed drawing and writing stories. It wasn’t until years later that she tapped into that creative spirit again and began writing short stories. When Terri’s mother was diagnosed with dementia, she was inspired to write My Silly Granny, a light-hearted children’s book based on her experiences. Terri enjoys spending time with her family and romping with her granddogs. She also enjoys traveling, photography, music, dancing, and the Green Bay Packers. Terri feels most comfortable when she is outside connecting with nature. This is where she is most inspired.