Children’s literature sparks a conversation on dementia


Witnessing the decline of a grandparent or elderly relative with dementia can be a confusing and confronting time for young children.

In response, a growing number of children’s authors and illustrators, often inspired by personal experience, are turning to the subject in their books for young readers.

To mark World Dementia Awareness Month in September, a group of Australian children’s authors are collaborating to showcase their stories and raise awareness of dementia and its impact on families.

Children’s literature can be a valuable starting point to discuss ageing and the transition to care.


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