"An endearing story, starting with tender moments between a grandchild and grandpa.... Well done in captivating the different emotions and behaviour one with dementia can exhibit. The story and illustrations show how the grandchild can support grandpa as dementia progresses, using reminders and distractions...The book also aptly includes valuable answers to common questions following the story." Teresa Cheung, MD, CCFP.
"This book provides a wonderful explanation for young children to assist in understanding the dementia journey that their loved one is on. It will assist with answering questions for "little buddies" everywhere." Crystal de Jong, RN, GNC(C).
"The authors of 'I Smile for Grandpa' have done beautiful work in this poignant children's story about dementia, love, and family. One of the things I really appreciate is how relatable I think it is for children, even if they are not directly affected by dementia in their family, as it speaks to a number of themes that young children can understand. I would highly recommend this wonderfully illustrated book to both parents and helping professionals. Jennifer Pearson, MACP, Family Therapist.
"This book is so warmly written and illustrated...children who have loved ones touched by dementia, will be able to relate to it in a meaningful way, feeling hope and reassurance." Kim Pollard, RSW.