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 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 them, read to them, listen to them and discuss their thoughts and fears. You might actually be surprised how they feel about some things if you have a lengthy conversation with a young child in your 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.