Thriplow Times features a child's perspective on Alzheimer's disease
Dienstag, 24. Juni 2008
An example of how schools can get involved with dementia education is given in issue 21 of the school magazine, “The Thriplow Times” which has an article on dementia written by Sophie Earnshaw, aged 8.
Sophie first became aware of Alzheimer’s disease when, as a Christmas carol singer, she was invited to sing to Malcolm Pointon, who had the disease. She was so moved by seeing Malcolm, she decided to find out more about the disease by interviewing Malcolm’s wife, Barbara. Asking a wide range of questions from what happens to the brain with Alzheimer’s to the effects Alzheimer’s has had on the family, Sophie concludes her article by saying that she hopes that her work “makes more people have a better understanding of dementia”
For further information please contact Thriplow Church of England Primary School, Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, England.