Dec 21, 2011

How to Explain to Children That Their Grandmother Won't Remember Them

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Lauren Turner asked,

I had a heartbreaking discussion with one of my caregivers who is concerned with how to explain to her 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son that their Grandmother would not remember them.

I was not sure what to recommend to her.

Does anyone have suggestions on how a parent explains the affects of Alzheimer's disease to a child?
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The question above originally appeared in the Alzheimer's Care at Home group discussion on LinkedIn.

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