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May 19, 2015
Brief notes on which books about dementia work with children and why
after focus testing this is what the kids say!
·Wilfred Gordon Macdonald PartridgeJ proactive/helping them/doing
something. setting nursing home. Not afraid - models no fear. Likes all the people.
·The Forgetful Elephant: J Analogy to broken arm, and how can’t
plaster inside his head. Just needs help, make it fun. Active
again. for the younger reader.
·Striped Shorts and Flowered Pants: J Family dynamics. Addresses some fears.
What can do etc.
·Lucas & Jack: J Old people generally. Really like
·Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick:JCool boy, good modelling.
·Ceila & Nonna: J Doing again. Person Theme.
Quite like it, just helping nan and child, no-one else involved.
·The Smell of Chocolate: Music.
Weaved behaviours into the story, e.g. wet pants, repeated himself, threw fist
into cake. Facts a bit tedious, too big unnecessary words, e.g.
·Mile High Apple Pie: Describes short term memory loss versus
long term memory loss. Models hugs and fun and inconsistency. Is a person.
·When I visit granny Jean: Batteries running out. set in a nursing home .
Person theme. Touch.
·The Old Man Who Loved to Sing: Not
directly about dementia, but something lovely about it.
·What’s happening to Grandpa?
content, but a bit tedious.
·Why did grandma put her underwear in the refrigerator?: .Funhouse
mirror analogy- look different but same person.
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