BRE publishes book to explain the effects of dementia to young relatives


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.

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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.”

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