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Explaining dementia to children!

Do you care for someone with dementia?

Are your children adding to your worries?

Do you struggle to explain dementia your children?

Are you forward thinking enough to want to talk to your children about dementia?

Explaining dementia to children - they can be at breaking point before they ask questions

This ebook can help!

Why Doesn't Granny Know Me Now? Front cover image, Explaining dementia to children

We must begin to discuss dementia with our younger generations. Explaining dementia to children is the first step towards compassion and understanding for those living with the condition.

Children are the future!

We can improve the lives of people with dementia by educating our children.

I am passionate about this – so I am pricing this e-book at just £3.99! Less than that restorative coffee and cake many parent/carers crave after struggling to juggle the needs of their children with the needs of older folk.

Hit the paypal button below to open the window of communication about dementia for just £3.99!

This book has three engaging rhymes about dementia which are amusing. Importantly though, it also raise issues affecting people with dementia and their families. Each poem has text with it to prompt onward discussions.

Aimed at youngsters of Primary School age, the book can be used to begin conversations with children of all ages – 5 years to 95+!

Trying to explain dementia to a child can be awkward when your own emotions are heightened. Kids tend to blurt out the most difficult questions at inopportune times. Or of course, they bottle their worries up until the cork pops. So then, the communication happens when you’re stressed or tired and the child has reached a point where they are approaching a meltdown. That is not always the time to hold effective dialogue.

It is far better if the child has been allowed to speak prior to breaking point.

Second best is once you are both in a safe space away from potential trigger points.  

Read the three amusing rhymes with the child, thereby giving them your attention, and opening the doors to frank and honest conversation. Reading the book invites the child to express their own fears and questions at a time when you are ready to listen and hold a discussion.

Of course, your own situation may not fully match anything covered in the book, but by giving you and the child a shared, permissive space, you can answer any questions they may have.

Children are as frightened by the unknown, by secrets and half-truths as adults are.

You can also admit your own worries and talk about them – children are as frightened by the unknown, by secrets and half-truths as adults are. By creating a sense of camaraderie, you will have gained an ally rather than another problem.

At just £3.99, this ebook costs no more than a large coffee. But the time and tears it could save are priceless.

Explaining dementia to a child can give you an ally and save a lot of pain

Let’s work together to change the world for those living with dementia – one person at a time!

Dementia explained to children