My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia (Hardcover)

What Is Dementia and What Does It Do?

By Lynda Moore, George Haddon (Illustrator)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781785925115, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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'Sometimes, a person's brain gets sick with a disease called dementia.' What does dementia do to the brain? And how can we help if someone we know, like a parent or a grandparent, has the disease? 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.

About the Author

Lynda Moore is a family clinician and consultant with Dementia Australia. She has a master's degree in clinical family therapy and has worked for over 5 years counselling children impacted by dementia. George Haddon is an award-winning cartoonist known for his political cartooning in the Herald-Sun newspaper and for the RACV magazine. He has illustrated a number of other children's books.