When Grandma Forgets
by Crystal Bowman
We all have those moments when our brain has to search for a word and then it finally comes to us. Other times we forget where we put that grocery list, then we find it in our purse or on the bathroom counter. We laugh about those minor annoyances and call them “forgetful moments.” Since I am blonde and in my 60’s I often say, “Was that a senior moment or a blonde moment!”
When memory loss is from a disease like dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s not funny anymore. Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. A recent report shows that 5.7 million Americans suffer from the disease and most are over the age of 65. It’s a topic that is difficult to address, but almost everyone knows someone who is affected by this disease.
My newest release is a picture book that features a young boy whose grandmother develops dementia. It’s based on a true story and was written to help parents and children understand that even though the relationship with grandma (or grandpa) is changing, the love between them will last.
My prayer is that families who have a loved one with memory loss will find comfort and hope in the pages of this sweet story, I Love You to the Stars—When Grandma Forgets, Love Remembers.
Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and 4 nonfiction books for women. She also writes lyrics for children’s piano music and stories for Clubhouse Jr Magazine. She enjoys walking, eating ice cream, and hugging her grandkids. Learn more at www.crystalbowman.com