Children's Book: I Smile For Grandpa

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This heartwarming book explores the touching relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild, Little Buddy. When Grandpa is diagnosed with a dementia disease, Little Buddy realizes playing soccer together won’t quite be the same. But, while the activities that Grandpa can do are changing, there is still much fun to be had. In fact, spending time with each other is as special as ever!

Using delightful and tender illustrations, dementia is compassionately explored through the innocent eyes of a child to create a greater understanding of the disease. Tips for speaking with your child as well as a useful Q&A are also included to enhance learning.

This story was written by Registered Social Worker and Dementia Care Expert, Jaclyn Guenette. I had the pleasure of editing and illustrating this important new book.

*A portion of profits from this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Thank you for making a difference.

Where to Buy?

This new book is currently available at, and It will soon be available at all major online book sellers and by order from your favorite local book store. Just ask for ISBN 9780994946768.

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