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My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia

What is Dementia and What Does it Do?
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'Sometimes, a person's brain gets sick with a disease called dementia.'

What does dementia do to the brain? What changes might we notice if a parent or grandparent has the disease? How might we feel about it and what can help?

This book breaks down misconceptions about dementia and speaks directly to children aged under 5 about the realities of the disease, using age appropriate language in an engaging and informative way. It reassures parents of the value of open and honest conversation about the challenges raised by dementia and offers advice and support in the opening 'Guide for grown ups'. It includes a diverse audience of characters, to emphasise that ANY child can be impacted by dementia in their loved ones. Unlike traditional storybooks, the ending provides a question for the adult and child reading it to ponder together.
  • Published: Jul 19 2018
  • 220 x 210mm
  • ISBN: 9781785925115
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Press Reviews

  • Takaya Honda, ABC Playschool, Neighbours

    This book does so well at simplifying but not disguising dementia, and explains in a respectful and understanding way the sorts of changes a person with dementia might experience. It also helps kids to get the support they need.
  • Andy Griffiths, children's author, Australia

    Beautifully written and thoughtfully presented. This important book equips both children and adults with the means to understand and talk about what could otherwise be a mysterious and distressing subject.
  • Wendy Mitchell, author of Somebody I Used to Know

    A beautifully illustrated, beautifully written book for children that teaches them about dementia in a realistic, yet simple way.
  • Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Ambassador Dementia Australia; 2013 Australian of the Year

    This is a great book. Thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated, it will help children better understand dementia and make it easier for adults explain to children the behavioural changes that can occur when a much loved family member has dementia.