When a loved one enters Alzheimer’s care, explaining the condition
to children and teens is not always easy. Young people may struggle to
understand the changes occurring in the person they love and are likely
to have many questions about the disease. By discussing Alzheimer’s
care and the progression of the disease with your children, you can help
them continue to maintain a relationship with their loved one.
When you tell your children about the disease, allow them to react in whatever
way feels right to them and encourage them to open up about their feelings.
It’s normal for young people to experience a range of emotions about
Alzheimer’s, from confusion and sadness to anxiety that the disease
is contagious or that their parents will get it. They may also become
jealous of the time you spend on Alzheimer’s support or visiting
an assisted living center. Answer your children’s questions directly
and involving them in visits when possible will ease some of their discomfort.
With a personalized dementia nursing care plan in Carrollton and comfortable
residences, you will feel confident in making
Avalon Memory Care part of your loved one’s treatment plan. Find out more by calling