I really appreciate the way Papa's Changes celebrates who Papa was by making shifts in what a child does with him that still honors who he was and what he liked. We have a saying “I am who I was, I’m just different.
---Kathryn Quinlan, Mentor/Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care.
I highly recommend this book for both children and adults as it shows us how to maintain our relationships and live graciously alongside dementia. “PAPA’S CHANGES” shows a strong, loving and respectful bond between a young girl and her grandfather who has dementia. Linda L. Osmundson’s simple words combined with the illustrations of Laura Peters, will make you smile and hope your own child, actually every child, grows up to have a compassionate heart like this little girl.
---Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder Alzheimer’s Speaks – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis to Comfort
With resilience and tenderness, Linda Osmundson, shares how any of us who love someone living with dementia can make minor changes in how we interact so that meaningful connection is maintained and encouraged. Her sweet story about Papa’s granddaughter shows all of us how to choose creativity and compassion over regret and frustration. Papa’s Changes is a hopeful life lesson for all of us in realizing that our loved ones with dementia really CAN live with lifelong well-being, as long as we, the people without dementia, are the ones to do the changing.
---Cyndy Luzinski, Founder and Executive Director of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado