A New Education Program Just for Children!  

Alzheimer’s disease affects all members of the family — even children. A child can recognize the changes Alzheimer’s causes to a family member and it can be especially frightening. After viewing “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver,” members of the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter, were inspired to create an educational program just for children entitled, “The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s Disease.” The presentation, which is held at the NYC Chapter, teaches children about Alzheimer’s disease, discusses feelings, and off ers a safe environment to ask questions.

A tool needed to be developed, however, that would complement the presentation and creatively reinforce the lessons. Brainstorming began and the Activity & Learning Book was born. Inside this paperback you will fi nd a Message to Parents explaining our goal and mission, coloring pages, mazes, puzzles, and educational pages describing the brain, 30 ways to have fun with a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and a listing of other books that might help children better understand Alzheimer’s disease.

To receive copy of the Activity and Learning Book or register your child/grandchild for one of our free education sessions please contact Danielle Bruzese, Coordinator of Education, Outreach, and Caregiver services at dbruzese@alznyc.org or at 646-744-2929.