PreschoolAlzheimer'sdisease is rapidly growing in the United States.  According to the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. When a family member has Alzheimer’s, everyone in that family is affected, including children.  

Montana State University Extension has developed this storybook program with the goal to increase awareness and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease.  We want to provide supportive resources to parents across Montana.  We are piloting are
piloting Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness for Children Storybook Program for preschool teachers.

Anyone who knows someone with Alzheimer’s and a young child who would benefit from gaining an understanding of unusual behaviors their loved one may have, is eligible to receive one FREE storybook.  To download reading guides and view storybook descriptions click on the button below:


A
downloadable Reading Guide accompanies each book, which can be used while reading the books. 

The Reading Guides include:

  • Questions to ask a child while reading the book
  • Common reactions a child may have towards Alzheimer's disease
  • Enrichment activities to help tie together the key ideas of each book
  • Websites that provide information to support the whole family

For the order form for the storybook, click on button below:


MSU Extension is also offering a FREE packet for Montanans with specific materials about legal and financial alternatives.  Here is the link for more information about the packet.

 

                                         


 

Funding for the purchase of the storybooks in this program have been made possible by a grant from the Montana Geriatric Education Center at the University of Montana.

MGEC
Additional support provided by:

Alzheimer Association