Iris the Dragon

Understanding Grandma’s New World

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Understanding Grandma’s New World is a graphic novel for young people that raises awareness on family caregivers looking after someone affected by dementia.

The story centers on a teenager named Sam whose grandmother's dementia illness progresses. Sam's parents face many stressors leaving Sam feeling helpless. Iris is Sam's neighbour.

She helps him to understand what dementia is and normalizes the feelings that he is experiencing. Iris encourages Sam to remain connected with his grandmother.