Annie loves spending time with her entire family, but especially her grandparents. Don’t tell everyone else, but they’re definitely her favorites, especially Grandma. One day Annie notices Grandma acting a bit strangely, but she doesn’t know why. She is surprised to learn that her warm, creative, loving grandma has Alzheimer’s Disease. But what does that even mean? Although at first Annie is worried, as she learns more about dementia, she makes up her mind to help Grandma in any way she can. Join Annie in this unique look at an all too common journey with dementia through the eyes of a child.
Christiana Egi has a long history of interest in mental health, which started from a young age. This passion led her to not only become a registered nurse and mental health specialist, but also a Diabetes Educator, registered natural health nutritionist and a geriatric specialist. Egi is the owner and operator of Alexis Lodge, a retirement facility that specializes in care for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Egi has seen firsthand how a dementia diagnosis can put stress on a family, but she noticed that the amount of support for people, especially children, was low. She hopes that A Rose for Grandma can help remove the stigma around dementia and mental illness, while also telling a story about how families can support their loved ones with dementia.