24th May, 2017

Leamington nursery children helped to understand dementia

Leamington Editorial 22nd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A SPECIAL book reading marked Dementia Awareness Week in Leamington.

Arnold Lodge Nursery welcomed author Lee Sterrey to read her book ‘The Buttercup Games’ which highlights dementia in a way which helps children understand it better.

The story focuses on Grady Grey, who loves to visit his Nana but when she starts forgetting things, Grady is left with the challenge of how to still have fun.

Nursery manager, Jeanette Pearson-Tanner said: “To welcome Lee into our nursery and read her uplifting story to our children is very special.

“So many families have to deal with this devastating condition and to find ways for toddlers to deal with dementia will mean such a lot.

Young children often understand more than we give them credit for and when complex issues are explained in a simple way many relatives associated with the issue benefit.”

Dementia Awareness Week runs from May 15 to 21. Visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson for more information.

* PEOPLE are being invited to join a dementia support group in Leamington.

The Dementia Café runs on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 11am to 1pm at Brunswick Hub on Shrubland Street.

The informal free group is designed to help people with dementia as well as their friends and family.

There are trained volunteers on hand to chat and provide support as well as refreshments and activities

Email reception@BHLC.Services for further information.