teen book project


Like writing? Art? Photography? Help us write a book (maybe more than one!)

Dementia changes a person we know and love - and that can be hard. There are lots of books to help children and adults understand dementia but not many for teens.


We are looking for people who are teens or who were teens when a family member was diagnosed with dementia. We want to know how you think we can better help young people understand what is happening as dementia advances.


We'd love you to become part of a team to write this book. 

Share your stories, good and not so good

Share your insights and thoughts - what information would you have liked, would you like now, what would have helped you understand better?


We've had our first kickstarter meeting, we:

  • Heard from Bridie about her overall plan for the book and how others can contribute. 

  • Heard from Gaynor about the GEMS model of dementia which will frame the book. 

  • Heard from you about ideas you might have or might want to work on 

What's Next?

Join Us! Feel free to invite friends or family members who might be interested

Becoming part of the team means:

  • Attending our planning meetings whenever you can - we know you are busy so don't want to put too much pressure on you! 

  • Feeding in ideas (big, small, whatever!) 

  • Giving us feedback on the ideas and shape of the book 

Everyone who becomes part of our book writing team will be acknowledged in the final production.


If you want to contribute but weren't able to make the first meeting, you can still be involved.


We are very excited that this is happening! Please remember that anyone under 18 years will need a parent's permission to join the project - they only need to send us an email.