There's no one quite like Grandma: Wimbledon care home's new book helping children come to terms with dementia
A poignant new book helping children understand dementia in elderly relatives is being made avaialble to families visiting a care home in Wimbledon.
Arthur House Care Home, in Arthur Road, is taking delivery of When I Visit Granny Jean by Elizabeth Maltman.
The book, illustrated by Amy Devlin, includes advice on how to interact with elderly relatives suffering from dementia, based on the theme that "Granny will always be Granny even if she doesn't remember".
It is part of a new dementia strategy by Amore Care Homes, which manages Arthur House.
Janette Malham, managing director of Amore Care, said: “The book demonstrates our commitment to helping our younger visitors understand dementia and pro actively encourages inter generational work.
“It can be daunting when someone who has played a large part in a child’s life is diagnosed with dementia and the book, written from a youngster’s perspective, aims to make visiting fun rather than a chore.”
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