Talking with your children about Alzheimer’s disease can be very difficult. Presenting the information in a way that will not scare them is a challenge, because Alzheimer’s can be a scary thing to imagine. Knowing that their grandpa, grandma, mom, or dad might not recognize them in the future is something that most children will find difficult to accept. Handling the situation with patience, the right level of explanation, and a firm grasp on the outcome of the disease is important.
Watch as this women describes how she handled sharing the news with her children.