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King's Lynn artist aiming to raise Alzheimer's awareness with new book

King's Lynn artist aiming to raise Alzheimer's awareness with new book
13th February 2015

An illustrator has contributed her talents to a new book that is aiming to help children understand the impact that Alzheimer's disease can have on their elderly relatives.

Joann Sands, from King's Lynn, has been working alongside US author Lola Carlile to produce 'My Grandma Has Alzheimer's', which tells the tale of how the grandchild of a woman with the disease sees the changes she is going through.

Speaking to Lynn News, Ms Sands said she was approached by Ms Carlile after posting some examples of her drawings online, and added that more needed to be done to address the needs of young people who know someone struggling against Alzheimer's.

"It gives them a better understanding as they see a grandma or a granddad becoming somebody completely different. I have never illustrated a book before and the subject is quite a challenge," she noted.

Proceeds from the title will go towards an art therapy programme in the US.

Find out more about Alzheimer's disease care at Barchester homes.