Info About Dementia
If you are a child or young person/teenager looking for information about dementia then try checking out this links:
- The milk's in the oven a booklet to help younger people understand dementia
Are you under 18 and helping to look after someone who has dementia? That makes you a Young Carer, even if someone else does more for that person than you do.
Your mates at school might not always understand what life's like for you, so sometimes it can help to meet up with other Young Carers.
The Alzheimer’s Society has produced a factsheet giving guidance to younger people about the impact of dementia on their family member.
You might also want to check out the Young Carers website.
Explaining to Children
You may wonder how to explain about dementia to children. The Dementia web Family and Friends factsheet provides some ideas about supporting teenage children. The Alzheimer's Society factsheet Explaining to children gives some tips on how to address this. A number of books are also available. An excellent title you can view online, and print off if desired is The milk's in the oven.