The Dementia Friendly Dodge group, in conjunction with partners, including Watertown Regional Medical Center, will host a storybook walk from Saturday through Oct. 18.

This is a self-guided tour that addresses a girl and her grandpa and the effects of dementia on their relationship. There are signs in front of the hospital to guide one through this short story. On Saturday, Oct. 17, volunteers from this group will be outside the hospital from 9 to 11 a.m. to offer a free copy of the book to each family, as well as a bag of additional information and goodies.

Grandpa and Lucy is a book that was written by high school student Edie Weinstein as part of a Girl Scout community service project. Weinstein had participated in a “Dementia Friends” session and wanted to create something that was helpful to teach a younger generation about dementia. The book is now used often as part of the Dementia Friends Youth Curriculum. Weinstein is a high school senior and lives in St. Paul, Minn.

Information will be shared on support for caregivers and those with memory loss in both Dodge and Jefferson counties.

For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dodge County at 920-386-3580 or hsagingunit@co.dodge.wi.us.

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