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Can Comics help to educate about dementia?

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

I've been thinking (I do a lot of that lately)...

Why do we so often try and communicate information in a bland and unadventurous way? Why not use a format that is bold and inviting, and that allows us to distil information into small, digestible chunks that will not stick in the throats of our readers?

I have always enjoyed reading cartoon comics. Superman, The Avengers, Doctor Strange etc were the literary companions of my youth, both entertaining and informing me.

Now, I'm no artist, but I do know my way around a computer, so I thought I'd try and produce something myself as a proof of concept. I wanted to encapsulate what a newly diagnosed person needs to think about without needing a twenty page document. Something that might just whet their appetite to find out more and would encourage them to complete the important step that will ensure their secure future. And here's my first effort...

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