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Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It is important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information to share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. For Alzheimer’s books and other material, visit Resources for Children and Teens About Alzheimer’s Disease www.nia.nih.gov.

Here are some tips to help kids understand what is happening:

Click here to read more tips from the National Institute on Aging that can help you explain Alzheimer’s to children.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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