Book Review – One Photo

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Written by Ross Watkins and illustrated by Liz Anelli published by Penguin Viking Australia RRP $24.95

published by Penguin Viking Australia RRP $24.95

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This is a powerful picture book about a family’s journey with Alzheimers. For ages 5 to adult. It subtly underlines the frustration of both the person with dementia and their support persons.

Explaining the impact of dementia to a child is never an easy process. This book views the transitioning of a father with Alzheimers through the eyes of his child. Having lost a parent to Lewy Body Dementia 18 months ago this book hit a responsive chord. It is a thoughtful book tinged with sadness but it also has a positive side.The book is dedicated to a member of the author’s family. This one is a keeper.

 Dementia in its associated forms is now the second highest cause of death in Australia. Although this deals with Alzheimers, and not LBD it remains an excellent book for leading a discussion relating to the altered capacity of any person with dementia

About lindandsam

Linda is a poet and writer. As a mature aged student, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Writing. Master of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Linda has also completed the Diploma of Family History Studies at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and is looking forward to further post graduate work. Published in the USC Storyboard, 2015. Self-published ‘Where is Gedhum Choekyi Nyima?’ For the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, 1997. She now lives in Bass Coast in beautiful Wonthaggi and shares her life with her partner and their four-legged fur baby Hugo Boss

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