New children’s book aimed at teaching kids about Alzheimer’s disease


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing quickly. The Alzheimer’s Association says nearly every minute someone in the United States develops the disease.

More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s, and when the debilitating disease enters a family’s life, it often brings many questions.

Children especially may not understand what is happening or why their loved one is behaving a certain way.

CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Charles Fuschillo, joined Good Day Virginia to talk about the importance of bringing up Alzheimer’s to kids, and how the book “Dancing With Grandad” can help.

People interested in buying copies of the book can order one online here.

Proceeds go toward AFA programs, services and research toward a more effective treatment/cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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