Building science centre BRE is publishing a children’s book to explain the effects of dementia to young relatives of those with the condition.
Coinciding with Dementia Action Week which runs between 20-26 May, ‘A Home to Remember’ follows the story of a young boy and his grandmother, and the adaptations the family is making to her property to make her feel more comfortable.
The book is based on a dementia-friendly home called ‘Chris and Sally’s House’, which was converted and opened last year by BRE at its Innovation Park in Watford.
The book will be sent to schools local to BRE and is also available to read online.
Director of BRE Innovation Parks, Dr David Kelly, commented: “We hope that this book will be a helpful resource to schools and families who often struggle to explain the impact of dementia to young children, and in particular how that might affect their ageing relatives.”
He added: “Chris and Sally’s House is open year-round to members of the public who would like to further explore the adaptations which can be found in the book.”