Dad's Not All There Any More: A Comic about Dementia (Paperback)
Louie what?John's dad, Pete, was already diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he began to have some very strange experiences, not least of which was the little red-haired girl who followed him around the house. Eventually diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), his hallucinations and other symptoms became more frequent and intense, and Pete moved into a care home. Based on his family's experience of his father's LBD, Alex Demetris' comic explores with tenderness and humour one of the most common yet often unheard of types of dementia; what it is, its symptoms, living in a care home and the impact on people living with the condition and their families.
Alex Demetris is an illustrator, cartoonist and maker of comics. He completed an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts in 2012, which resulted in a comic based on his family's experience of coping with his father's dementia. Alex co-authored Grandma's Box of Memories: Helping Grandma to Remember (ISBN 9781849055178), also published by JKP. He lives in London, UK.