Dementia support for young people - YPWD (Berkshire) CIO
A website for younger people with dementia (people of working age) within Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
The website publishes up-to-date information about regular events in the area which are relevant to younger people with dementia and their families / carers. There is access to information about the different forms of dementia and how to best cope with any issues which may arise, and there is information about useful local contacts, as well as links to other relevant websites.
The Memory Journeys is a highly engaging graphic story for children aged 6-9 who have a parent with young onset dementia. The book tackles the difficulties faced by both children and parents affected, following the journey of dementia and the changes in behaviours and roles.
The key aims of the book are:
• To act as a tool to prompt and enable discussion between parent and child about changes in behaviour;
• To demystify dementia;
• To destigmatise emotional and mental health problems so that children are better able to understand and ask for help;
• To encourage children to embark upon their own journeys equipped with the sense that there is a way forward.
A copy of the book is available from Newbury Library.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Barkham Day Hospital, Wokingham Hospital
41, Barkham Road
- RG41 2RE
- Age Ranges
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