Can Comics help to educate about dementia?

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...

I know it's rough and amateurish, but I'd be interested to know your thoughts about the general message and the comic style delivery.

  • Could it work?

  • Is there a place for this sort of communication?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the comic layout?

If you've made it this far through my post, give yourself a pat on the back, and PLEASE let me know your thoughts. Your valuable feedback will inform my efforts going forward. Thanks for your time and attention.


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