A Child’s Take On Alzheimer’s DiseaseThe Alzheimer's Site
Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult for a child to understand. All they see is their beloved family member slipping away and treating them differently. The young girl in this video knows that her great grandmother has dementia, and says that sometimes it is tough because she gets in a lot of fights with her, but that doesn’t change the fact that she loves her. Never letting the negative diagnosis tarnish their special relationship, this young girl still cherishes the memories she has shared with her great grandmother.
Watch the video below to hear more of her story.
An Alzheimers diagnosis is heartbreaking and deeply frightening, hitting us with the realization that our minds are going to be affected and the inevitable outcome is death – because Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately deadly. Adding to the frustration is the fact that we don’t understand it and cannot cure it.
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