Dementia affects the whole family – children too. But 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 explaining Granny’s dementia to little Sophie with a book where both Granny and Sophie feature as the main characters. From names and dementia-related behavioural traits to the colour of granny’s favourite slippers – the end product will be a beautifully illustrated (personalised) book about dementia in the family, which can be purchased in hardcopy or electronic format.
Simply visit the website, answer a few questions then click to buy. Your book will be delivered straight to your door (alternatively you can download it as an e-book). Profits from each sale will be donated to a local dementia organisation.
Our mission is not an easy one but that’s not going to stop us. You can keep up-to-date with our progress via this website, our social media or by signing up to our e-news.
Why is this important?
Dementia can create some very challenging situations for families and it can be difficult to know how much to explain to a child – however, it is important to be honest with them. Children may find it a relief to know a loved one’s strange behaviour is part of an illness and not directed at them.
If you like the sound of this project and want to support it or be involved there is lots you can do.