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’s old bike with her r. Talking with him e her feel better. is changing. He’s sed and forgetful. o take over some of esponsibilities, such g the twins after free! How will she e to save enough the new bike she wing up in the tion of New York a was an active girl She loved to run, d roller skate as well write. She loved blue bike very fast. as such a sense of Medina said. “Merci hat.” bike sometimes helps Merci forget her worries about Lolo. He has a disease called Alzheimer’s (pronounced altz-hi-merz), which affects the brain and causes extreme memory loss.
The disease affects about
5.7 million older Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means there are many grandparents who are struggling like Lolo, and many young people who worry about them, like Merci.
In her book, Medina also included grandparents who are healthy and creative, to show that everyone ages differently. Abuela, for example, is an amazing seamstress who designs and sews fantastic costumes for Merci and one of her friends. – Washington Post