How do you explain dementia to a six year old?
The Ally Bally Bee Project is on a mission to make such difficult conversations a little easier with our personalised children’s book about dementia.
Imagine being able to explain “granny’s dementia” to your child with a book that features both of them as the main characters. From names and appearances to certain behavioural traits (after all, dementia affects everyone differently) – we plan to allow for such customisation through an interactive website. Simply create the story online then click to have it delivered to your door!
How will it work?
This is amazing @_Ally_Bally_Bee my children struggle to understand what is happening to their Grandad. I ❤️ this idea?? #getinvolved
What a wonderful project you are undertaking! The distance with their grandchildren is sad to see.
Jenny De Courcy
What a lovely idea! #DementiaAwareness
“This is such a wonderful project, thank you for doing this.”
“Brilliant idea. Super illustrations-some of the best I've seen!”
“Wow we are so in love! Sounds like a promising read!”
"Sounds fabulous and enormously useful."
"Such a great project :)"
“What a fantastic idea. Everyone give @_Ally_Bally_Bee a follow and support this project”
“Looking forward to seeing your project come to completion... My four and two year old would like a book!”
“Love your mission!”
“Such a great idea! ???”
“Your project looks incredible & so forward thinking.”
“Wow....this works looks amazing....will watch with huge interest x”
“Fabulous idea. Best of luck with the project.”
What a lovely idea
Congrats for such an amazing project.
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Meet the team:
Founder – Matthew is a digital marketing professional with extensive experience gained from the charity sector. With the help of the team he's turning his idea into a reality.
Author – Elvira is a children’s book author, Speech-Language Pathologist and a mother of two young children. Her previous books are designed to boost language development.
Illustrator – Daisy studies Art, Design and English at Hereford College of Arts. She will commence her illustration degree at UWE Bristol in September.
Social Media Manager – Nina is a digital marketing professional who specialises in SEO, social media and blogger outreach.
The Boss – Lana is the daughter of Matthew and Nina. She is very much the inspiration and motivation behind the project. She calls the shots, works us hard and doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.