Oct 12, 2014

5 Things Children Say to Convince Themselves Their Parents Don’t Have Dementia

By Carole Larkin
+Alzheimer's Reading Room 

5 Things Children Say to Convince Themselves That Their Parents Don’t Have Dementia
  1. They’re just old
  2. They look okay. They can’t be sick.
  3. They sound okay. They can’t be sick.
  4. If they were sick, their doctor would tell me.
  5. If they were sick I might inherit it, so they can’t be sick.

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5 Responses to those Things
  1. Plenty of old people don’t act that way, people even older than your parents.
  2. All diseases don’t show up on people’s faces and bodies. You can’t tell by looking at them.
  3. Stay with them a week, in their house, 24/7, then talk to me.
  4. What makes you think that their doctor knows anything more than you do? He sees them for 5-10 minutes at a time.
  5. Worry about inheriting it if it shows up at 43-53 years old, not at 73-83 years old.
Carole Larkin
Tagline - Certified Dementia Consultant 
I work with families who have a family member with Alzheimer's or a related disease. I educate families and am a nationally known credentialed expert in helping families dealing with the dementias. I help the families plan for care, give them options for care, give them specific resources to address their own families' issues with Dementia. 
I teach them how to work with the person with the disease moe effectively. I save the family TIME, MONEY AND STRESS!
Bragging rights - Nationwide certified, credentialed expert on caregiving for persons with dementia.

Her company -- ThirdAge Services.
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