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Harry Helps Grandpa – Approaching Alzheimer’s in a Picture Book

Another author interview

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Harry-HeaderEDIT Karen pictured with the book

Karen Tyrrell is an award winning Brisbane based, ‘resilience ‘author, who publishes on this theme for both children and adults.   Her earlier books, like Stop the Bully,  have dealt with themes like bullying and mental health.  Harry Helps Grandpa Remember marks a slight change in direction,  in tackling the realities of dementia and their impact on family, although it still has at its heart the theme of empowerment and emotional resilience.  

Harry is about the special love between a little boy and his grandpa who has Alzheimer’s. Harry will do ANYTHING to help his grandpa remember . . .

1. June: Why do you think picture books on this topic are important?

Karen: One in six people are affected by dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss. These stats are on the sharp incline. Children are affected by their grandparents and loved-ones affliction and…

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2 comments on “Harry Helps Grandpa – Approaching Alzheimer’s in a Picture Book

  1. karenwrites19
    June 30, 2015

    WOW!! Thanks so much June for interviewing me on my KIDS story Harry Helps Grandpa Remember. The story which teaches HOPE and compassion… Please leave a comment to WIN a FREE signed copy…Karen Tyrrell xx

  2. June
    July 26, 2015

    You’re welcome Karen. Any time.

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