Books on dementia
Dementia is a difficult thing to deal with and it can be hard to talk about with your loved ones. If you're looking for some books for children and young teens to help start a difficult conversation, check out these books, which look at dementia and its impact on families in different ways.
Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Annie loves drawing, running barefoot, her family, and possibly Max, her running partner. It’s an eventful time for the 12-year-old: as her mother is about to give birth, her beloved grandfather is sliding slowly into dementia.
Author: Emma Donoghue Illustrator: Caroline Hadilaksono
Sumac lives with her huge and diverse family. All is chaotic, offbeat brilliance until the 82-year-old grandfather the kids have never met moves in. Told with utter charm and a lightness of touch, ultimately The Lotterys Plus One is about acceptance.
Author: Cathy Cassidy
All teenagers are embarrassed by their parents but Jude feels she has more reason than most to cringe when hers are around her in public.
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Orchard Books
Clarice Bean gives us a snapshot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling series.
Author: Ruth Eastham
Alex needs to act fast or his family will be torn apart
Author: Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
When Cosmo steps through the crumbling gates of the mysterious Blackbrick Abbey, he comes face to face with his Grandad as a young man.
Author: Mike Revell
An accessible and engaging story about the sadness and joy of family life and the power of memory, magic and storytelling.
Author: Jessica Shepherd
Publisher: Child's Play
This is a sensitive and touching picture book that helps young children understand dementia.