Raising Children's Awareness of Dementia


To raise children's awareness of dementia I hold interactive storytelling Ellie Sessions with groups, in schools and at special events based on my book 'The Forgetful Elephant'. We read the book together, I explain about dementia, and we have a question and answer session. For some children it is their first opportunity to ask about dementia, which may have wanted to talk about for some time. Children ask the most amazing questions! I give supportive tips and practical ideas for maintaining loving relationships when living with dementia. I set up a fun display to introduce the characters, make suggestions for follow-up discussions with the children, and refer to my website, social media community and my monthly Elliegrams Newsletter for more information, and give talks to adults. I offer free guidelines for telling the story, and supply Ellie Sleepover Packs for further activities.

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