Why Can'T Papa Remember My Name?

Why Can'T Papa Remember My Name?

by Dr. Juvenna M. Chang, Ronie Pios

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Dr. Juvenna M. Chang has committed her lifes work to education, serving as an elementary teacher and educational administrator. She has advocated for literacy in her classrooms, coordinated related workshops and conferences in the Pacific, and taught a course on literacy and literature for elementary students to preservice teachers. Dr. Chang played another critical role as the primary caregiver for her husband, who had Alzheimers. She observed the impact of this debilitating disease on family relationships, especially that of her grandson and his papa. She also noted that there were many resources on Alzheimers written for, about, and by adults, but books on this disease from a childs perspective were limited. Juvenna remains active in education and continues to support the Alzheimers Society. She lives with her family in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is her first childrens book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490726717
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 42
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Of all his brothers, Kaiya was the only one who knew his papa before he got sick. They did many things together and had a very special relationship. Papa taught Kaiya to play tennis and basketball and to strum the ukulele. Kaiya loved Papa’s baking, especially his banana cream pies. Kaiya’s nana said that they had their own special language. Even when Papa was well, Kaiya had to keep reminding Papa that his name was Kaiya. He tried different things to help Papa remember, like repeating his name over and over and making Papa a bracelet with the name Kaiya on it. After a while, Kaiya noticed that Papa was starting to forget more than just his name. He started to misplace things and put them in strange places. He thought he was still in the army or still taught tennis. He kept wandering off and getting lost. Nana told Kaiya that his papa had Alzheimer’s and would probably not get better. Kaiya realized then what was more important than Papa remembering his name. He knew what he needed to do for his papa.

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