Grandma's whole family is concerned as they start to notice that she is becoming more and more forgetful. After they find her wandering the neighborhood, they need to make an important decision on her behalf -- that the time has come for her to move out of her house and into an assisted living community where she can have the best care possible. Young readers are given an emotionally powerful yet accessible introduction to what it is like having a close family member with Alzheimer's disease in this deeply resonant story about the relationship between a girl and her grandmother.
"Grandma's slow alteration rings true: forgetting names, losing the car in a parking lot, and getting lost in a oft-visited place....The mother's explanation of the disease is nonthreatening and easy for a child to understand." -- Maryann H. Owen, School Library Journal