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My Grandpa has Dementia

June Pagliaccio
Maxine Stewart


It’s not a fun topic but dementia is affecting more and more families and this book takes younger children on a picture and rhyming-verse journey through the most common symptoms.

Parents can use the book as a basis to explain how a family member suffering from the illness may be changing in their personality and behaviour.
It emphasises the importance of child and grandparent interaction while this is still possible.

The memories created will stay with the grandchild forever.


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About the Author

June Pagliaccio

June Pagliaccio has a background which includes both journalism and publishing in New Zealand and Australia.

She now lives in the Gold Coast Hinterland where she works in home based Aged Care.

When Alzheimer’s entered their lives, June found a lack of resources for younger family members to understand the changes dementia brings and My Grandpa Has Dementia was born.

June is passionate about increasing understanding and tolerance of all dementia related illnesses within the community.


About the Illustrator

Maxine Stewart

These days, Tasmanian-born Maxine Stewart lives on Queensland’s Southern Downs with her husband and their two miniature dachshunds.

After many years in the publishing industry, Maxine and her paramedic husband made a tree-change from the Gold Coast to a quieter rural setting where she has been able to concentrate on her love of the visual arts.

Having met in the workplace 20 years ago, Maxine and June have remained firm friends and she was more than happy when June asked her to illustrate her book, My Grandpa Has Dementia. Maxine believes this book will make a difficult situation a little easier by helping grandchild and grandparent maintain a close relationship.






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ISBN: 9781925515114
Format: Paperback 230mm x 230mm
Extent: 20 pages full colour
RRP: $12.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Childrens Fiction -- Educational
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