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When Alzheimer’s Hits Home: Six Ways to Help Kids and Teens By Carrie Steckl (a.k.a. Dr. Chill)

{Q}We often talk about the impact of Alzheimer’s on the person with the disease, on the caregiver, and on “family members.” But couched within that language is the assumption that we’re only talking about adults.
What about the kids and teens who have a parent, grandparent, or other relative with Alzheimer’s disease? They are likely scared, confused, and perhaps angry or sad about the situation. And don’t forget the kids and teens who have a friend who is dealing with this challenge, which may bring up feelings of helplessness about how to be supportive or what to say{EQ}

{Q}If you are a parent with a child or teenager who is struggling to understand or cope with Alzheimer’s, you may have wondered if there are any good resources out there that you can trust. Fortunately, there are.
Here are six ways to help kids and teens learn more about Alzheimer’s and develop coping strategies. (Note: I was not asked to write about any of these resources, and I am not receiving any compensation for mentioning any of them.) {EQ}

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