Peter Pomperfield and the Fight Against Alzheimers
One of my biggest regrets in life was not being able to spend more time with my grandmothers. This is, in part, because of my own childhood selfishness but also because they suffered from Alzheimer's. Those who have witnessed this terrible disease know the emotional pain it brings to families. It is not easy to have someone you love ask who you are whenever you enter the room. When my grandmother cried out for her mother, it was my own mother, her forgotten daughter who answered the call. This is the tragedy of Alzheimer's. The minds of the elderly become children and children become caretakers for those who once cared for them.
When I wrote Battle for Grandma's House my desire was to create a series that grandparents, parents and children could read together. It is an adventure I wish I could have had with my grandmother. The Pomperfield family fights evil together and I now invite readers to join the fight against Alzheimer's. During the month of November (Alzheimer's awareness month), a portion of the proceeds from the Peter Pomperfield series will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Together, we can win this war.