The Forgetful Elephant by Irene Mackey The story is about a little elephant called Ellie who is going to visit her Grandparents & she is a bit upset because the last time she saw her Grandpa he couldn’t remember her. Her mummy, Mrs Trunk, explains to her in a way that she can understand, the reason why Grandpa is forgetting things now. Ellie also finds ways to help her Grandpa to remember her & at the end of the story she sets off to visit him a much happier little elephant.
Green Kitty was written for children ages 8 to 12 to help explain Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It is a series of stories within a story with a grandmother that recalls old anecdotes, mostly about family pets, for a visiting grandchild. The grandmother has recently been placed into assisted living due to her dementia and their bond grows stronger through the visits despite the illness. Helpful information about Alzheimer's disease is deftly woven into the work.