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Talking to Kids About Dementia

Why I Freely Express Emotion in Front of My Child

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

When we got to my mom's, I could tell she was uneasy. I went to hug her and she pulled back. Hesitated. She knew if we embraced, the tears would come. She motioned toward my daughter and shook her head, indicating she didn't want her to see that.

The Club I Never Wanted to Join

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

My dad is still very much alive. Yet I find myself holding desperately to memories of how he once was. How we once were. I am grieving, but not in the "normal" sense.

The Importance Of Open, Honest Communication During Difficult Times

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

"How long until the doctors make BaBop all better?"

The Day I Had to Tell My Daughter My Dad Has Dementia

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

"BaBop has something called dementia. It's a sickness in the brain that can happen to people sometimes when they get older."

How To Talk To Children About Alzheimer's Disease

Eric J. Hall | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Eric J. Hall

Preparing young people for the drastic changes that will take place over the progression of this disease can help make their interactions with their loved one with Alzheimer's better and more effective.