My Grandma Has Dementia
by Alex Winstanley and Adam Walker-Parker
2021 Dementia Hero Awards Winner!
Through rhyme and engaging illustrations, My Grandma Has Dementia hopes to start conversations about dementia in order to help relieve anxieties that children might have about someone close to them who may be living with dementia.
My Grandma Has Dementia of the impact that dementia can have on an individual and their family in a child-friendly and supportive way. It is aimed at 4-11 year olds and has been inspired and informed by people with lived experiences of dementia.
Through rhyme and engaging illustrations this book hopes to start conversations about dementia, in order to help relieve anxieties that children might have about someone close to them who may be living with dementia.
The MY HAS series of books aims to help children to understand a range of long-term health conditions whilst promoting an inclusive and diverse society.
About Alex Winstanley
Alex Winstanley is an author, teacher, and social entrepeneur from Wigan, England. My background as a teacher, as well as a carer to young disabled adults, has shaped my outlook on the inclusion of disabled people and those with long-term health conditions across society.
Through his books, Alex aims to raise awareness of a range of long-term health conditions in a positive and supportive way for children and young people.
Alex is extremely passionate about promoting a diverse and inclusive society in which every person is valued and celebrated. Each one of Alex’s books is inspired by real people as he believes there is nothing more important than giving a voice to those with lived experience.
About Adam Walker-Parker
Adam Walker-Parker is an artist and illustrator represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency from the Cairngorm National Park in the High- lands of Scotand. He focuses on creating illustrations for books that are fun and engaging and that help to raise awareness of many health conditions and enjoys creating images with inclusion and diversity in mind.