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!

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.