Article Title

The Tide


Carly Atchley


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Memory, Tide, Beach, Family, Dementia, Grandpa

Document Type

Book Review


A young girl reminisces on the day she went to the beach with her Grandpa and watched the tide come in. Grandpa forgets a lot of things, and it can be embarrassing or even scary. What if Grandpa forgets her? But as her mother gently reminds her, Grandpa’s memories are like the tide they watched together at the beach: sometimes they're “near and full of life,” and other times they're “distant and quiet.” That’s why they reminisce together, so both the girl and Grandpa can be reminded of the wonderful memories they share. No matter what happens to her Grandpa’s memory, the young girl knows that she loves him and that he will always love her.