Those of us lucky enough to have grandchildren will know that one of their strengths is the fact they love us unconditionally. They love us in spite of grey hair, wrinkles and poor hearing. It is reassuring that at times they do not even notice the symptoms of Parkinson’s or if they do they are totally accepting.
Parkinson’s WA (PWA) have in stock two very well written books which explain Parkinson’s to children.
In 2005 Rasheda Ali, daughter of the late Muhammad Ali, published ‘I’ll hold your hand so you won’t fall’ as a child’s guide to Parkinson’s. The format of the book assists with starting conversations with children of all ages. Rasheda actually held the Western Australian launch of this book here at The Niche at an event hosted by PWA.
This year, a member of PWA Sue Edge self -published a book originally written for her grandchildren. This is a personal story of the family’s adaption to having a Grandmother with Parkinson’s. It is titled ‘Our Bobbleheaded Nanna’ and outlines how a positive attitude and love helps with adapting to Parkinson’s.
Both books are available for loan from our library for members or for sale through the office.
I’ll hold your hand – $5.00 plus postage
Our Bobbleheaded Nanna – $10.00 plus postage
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