Best Books for Children
List of Best Books for young Children who live or visit with an adult who has Alzheimer’s dementia or other Memory Loss.
As we all know, Children tend to blame themselves for everything. If a loved one has Alzheimer’s they assume it must be their fault. If it isn’t their fault, then they will certainly “catch it.”
I remember when my granddaughter came to me and said, “Nana, I have a stomach ache.” Her very next question was– “…am i going to die?”
To alleviate fears of Alzheimer’s, dementia, catching-it or dying, we only need to talk to the young child. Read to them and be as honest as they can understand. Listen listen to them and discuss their thoughts and fears.
You might be surprised if you really listen to a small child. We often take for granted that they understand everything we say, but often they don’t understand at all. When they see someone who is ill, they assume they will be ill too. They often think they did something wrong that caused a loved ones illness.
A child tends to take responsibility for everything in their life. If you have a lengthy conversation with a small child, you might be surprised to learn how they really feel about some things and situations in their life.
If someone they know or love has Alzheimer’s or dementia this list of Best Books for children will help initiate a conversation and may encourage them to speak up and ask questions about the things they don’t understand.
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