Where has Grandma gone? is a wonderfully illustrated story that tells the tale of a young boy whose Grandma has had to go into a home because they are living with Dementia.

Written by the then 15 year old Harley Morrison; the book is aimed at helping children understand and live with informed knowledge when dealing with a family member who is living with Dementia. Care homes can be a daunting place for most people especially children at the best of times especially when the family member does remember you from the last time you met. Where has Grandma gone, tackles this subject and helps children understand what is happening or what to expect.A book for schools as a learning tool or families dealing with a family member living with Dementia, Where has Grandma gone? Should be an essential part of any child’s education.

Not only is Where has Grandma gone a great educational tool but every purchase of the book will directly support those with Dementia. All profits from the sale of this book goes directly to Dementia Matters and their services.

Dementia Matters have supported people with dementia and their families for more than 25 years, they currently offer 24 hour care in peoples homes, respite residential care and dementia designed specialist day care. They also offer training and advice on practical care and support.

Find out more about author and illustrator Harley Morrison here

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 I bought “Where has Grandma gone” when my Mum moved into a nursing home. My sons were aged 7 and 10 and initially we all struggled with the change when visiting Granny, because it wasn’t like visiting her in her house.  The book “Where has Grandma gone?” really helped us because it was very like our situation and it opened up a conversation about things and allowed us to talk about it in a safe way. My sons loved that the book was a true story written by a young person, so they could really relate to it. They also loved the illustrations which are colourful and entertaining. It has some really helpful top 10 tips at the back of the book too. I would really recommend this book.

Alison Hagarty - Parent 

“Several of our schools have found the book to be very helpful when working with primary aged children as it helps explain the feelings that are often involved with dementia type illnesses. The story and the illustrations engage the children and draw out many interesting questions. This nook enriches and enhances the children’s emotional and spiritual development and I would recommend that it’s a must for any primary school classroom.”

David Thorpe

Senior Diocesan Advisor for RE, Collective Worship and Christian Distinctiveness and SIAMS Manager

 

“Dementia impacts the whole family. For children, the changes in a loved one can feel bewildering. Harley’s story can help other children who have someone with dementia in their lives to see past the changes dementia causes, and stay connected to the person that they love.”

Stirling University social sciences department