Discovering Dementia

Graphic Novel

A collaboration with lab4living, working with design researcher Claire Craig and poet John Killick, to create a book aimed at helping people recently diagnosed with dementia.

The book takes the reader on a visual journey to communicate the psychological and emotional effects of dementia, through metaphorical imagery and real life quotes.

‘Design and the arts have an important role to play in how dementia is portrayed and understood. Stigmatising products, and certain media representations of individuals living with dementia serve to reinforce negative stereotypes which can undermine self-hood. Our hope is that this book will challenge existing genres of publication, providing an alternative picture of hope and potential.’ - Claire Craig

Written by John Killick and People with Dementia

Published by Lab4Living



Sheffield Hallam University

Discovering Dementia