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DIY Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

on January 23, 2020

Explaining Alzheimer’s and Dementia to children or the adults who have the diagnosis should focus on how the brain sends messages and stores memories as well as the effects of the disease. Using neurons made from beads and a train track supports understanding about the disease but also develops empathy for a loved one’s struggles with memory loss. Support your children not only by explaining the memory loss but also with tools to build connection and help a loved one stay present in the moment.

This is the link I used to create my neurons.  I adapted mine from a few of the examples:

Neuro Science for Kids


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