There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the ageing population suggests this figure will rise significantly. Around half of these people may be living with different realities.
Carers often have challenging decisions to make when a person is living with different realities and beliefs - something that increases as the dementia accelerates. Should they agree or contradict? What should they say? This report looks to provide guidance in these situations.
Children’s book for kids, teens and other with a parent with younger onset dementia - all by Australian authors!
This Is My Family
This is a children’s book for kids with a parent with younger onset dementia.
Jack is 13 years old. He lives with his dad, mum, sister Amy and dog Sam.
Dad has dementia. Something isn’t right in daddy’s brain and Jack can help him to do things. This kids’ book tells the story of Jack whose father lives with younger onset dementia.
An engaging tale for any child who knows a younger adult with dementia, it has been written by dementia care specialists, Barbara Chambers and Karen Harborow, with characters by renowned children’s animator Eddie Mort.
This 40 page kid’s picture book has been a labour of love, inspired by a young family we work with.)