Alzheimer’s Australia has issued a media alert on my next performance of Harry Helps Grandpa Remember my children’s pantomime at Angus & Robertson Victoria Point. Alzheimer’s Australia endorsed children’s picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember to celebrate September: Dementia Awareness Month.
Kids and Colour will round out Dementia Awareness Month …
WHAT: Award winning Brisbane author and teacher, Karen Tyrrell will present her empowering children’s picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember in an entertaining and educational pantomime and story-telling session, during the final weekend of national Dementia Awareness Month.
Karen shares a story of humour, compassion and hope with practical tips to reduce the risk of Dementia, and increase coping skills and memory skills.
Harry Helps Grandpa Remember is inspired by Karen’s own personal experiences, witnessing her father and father-in-law as they struggled with memory loss.
WHY: To educate local youngsters about dementia, showing how they can assist family and friends living with the disease.
Karen & her husband Steve present the story telling session and pantomime featuring colourful costumes and over the top humour to schools, libraries, nursing homes and book shops. HERE
The story begins with Harry and Grandpa playing hide-and-seek together. Over time Grandpa changes, becoming grumpy and forgetful and finally refusing to play games with Harry.
On Grandparent’s Day, Grandpa becomes confused and upset as he can’t remember Harry’s name. So Harry decides to discover and invent clever ways to boost Grandpa’s memory.
Karen won a Regional Arts Development Fund grant through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council and has authored other resilience-based children’s titles including STOP the Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah and her upcoming book Jo-Kin Battles the It.
Download FREE teachers notes and kids activities from www.karentyrrell.com
Harry Helps Grandpa Remember connects children with the elderly while raising Alzheimer’s awareness.
Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area www.fightdementia.org.au
Media Alert Pantomime
WHEN: Saturday 26 September 10am
WHERE: Angus & Robertson Bookstore, Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Bunker Rd, Victoria Point
Event inquiries: Phone: 3420 8735
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