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Reviewed by Lois Henderson for Readers' Favorite
A Rose for Grandma: A Journey through Alzheimer’s by Christiana Egi, the co-creator with her husband of a home for older adults with dementia, is an informative read that tells of the growing realization of the onset of Alzheimer’s in Annie’s grandmother. Annie has an especially close relationship with her grandmother, with whom she loves to bake cakes and spend time in her rose garden. When, one day, her grandma just spends time wandering around aimlessly, Annie realizes that something is wrong. How the dawning realization of her grandmother’s illness affects the whole family is portrayed with compassion and understanding. A Rose for Grandma ends with an extremely useful resource list for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The book should prove to be of interest to all readers, no matter their age, as Alzheimer’s is a worldwide disease capable of affecting older adults, no matter their race or culture.
I especially loved the multi-dimensionality of Christiana Egi’s A Rose for Grandma: A Journey through Alzheimer’s, with the work covering both the highs and the lows of living with a person with dementia. The book is written in such an encouraging way that it converts thinking about the disease from its conceptualization as a dire threat that lurks around the corner in old age to one where family members can rally around each other and the one afflicted, forming a supportive network within society. The journey taken by Annie’s family and the way in which they set about dealing with the situation constructively, including holding class discussions, scrapbooking, and enrolling Annie’s grandmother in a Senior’s Memory Club, is so reinforcing that it should encourage a positive response towards learning how to cope with the onset of Alzheimer’s in any family, no matter where situated.