Supporting children and young people- other resources
Other organisations and useful resources for supporting children and young people
- Explaining dementia to children and young people
- How to talk about dementia with children and young people
- How children and young people respond when a person has dementia
- How to support children and young people when a person has dementia
- You are here: Supporting children and young people- other resources
Explaining dementia to children and young people
Alzheimer’s Society Youth engagement team
0800 11 11
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where children and young people can talk about any worries or concerns they might have. They offer support over the phone and online.
Dementia Explained is Alzheimer’s Research’s website for children and younger people. It offers age-appropriate information about dementia across three age ranges.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Dementia In My Family
Dementia In My Family is a website that has age-appropriate information about dementia separated by ages, from pre-school to 16+.
Dementia UK have resources for talking to children about dementia, including videos for children on their YouTube channel.
The Dragon Story
The Dragon Story is a four-minute cartoon for five to nine-year-olds explaining dementia and how it can affect family members.
Young Dementia UK
Young Dementia UK is the dedicated national charity for younger people with dementia and their families. They offer information about talking to children about a diagnosis, and support.
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, Monday–Friday 9.30am–4pm)
Young Minds is a charity dedicated to improving and supporting the mental health of children and young people.
Last reviewed: June 2020
Next review due: June 2023
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Professor Pat Sikes, Professor in Qualitative Inquiry and Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead & Hospital Clinical Lead for Dementia
This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.
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