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134 | Talking to Children About Dementia [YouTube Audio]

  1. 134 | Talking to Children About Dementia [YouTube Audio] Breanna Wilson 15:06

This episode is a feature from our YouTube channel. In this episode, we discuss how to talk to children about dementia, focusing on the grandparent-grandchild relationship.

DIRECT VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/R7iMzLbYOH4

In this episode we cover:
— Importance of honesty and openness when discussing dementia with children
— Using simple language
— Initiating conversations
— Normalizing emotional experiences for the child and the family
— Addressing behavior changes and encouraging respect and understanding
— Adapting activities for the grandparent and grandchild to do together
— Maintaining the bond and connection as a family through shared activities
— Recognizing the need to limit interactions if the relationship becomes toxic or traumatic for the child
— Understanding that discussing dementia with children is a gradual process, finding the best approach over time

MENTIONED IN EPISODE:

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Bambu Dozens (puzzles) | https://bambudozens.com

CONNECT, GET RESOURCES, LEARN MORE, + SIMPLIFY YOUR CARE JOURNEY:

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DISCLAIMER: The information contained in Bambu Care LLC’s website, blog, emails, programs, services and/or products is for educational and informational purposes only. While we draw on our prior professional expertise and background in other areas, you acknowledge that we are supporting you in our role exclusively as a Dementia Care Consultant. By participating in Bambu Care, LLC’s website, blog, emails, programs, services and/or products, you acknowledge that we are not a licensed psychologist, professional counselor, or medical doctor. We in no way, diagnose, treat, or cure any illnesses or diseases. Dementia Care Consulting is in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or medical advice. The information provided by Bambu Care, LLC also does not constitute legal or financial advice nor is intended to be. Dementia Care Consulting is not a substitute for the services of a CPA or attorney.

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Bre'anna Wilson Certified Dementia Practitioner, Author, Podcaster

Bre'anna is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, the founder of Bambu Care LLC, the host of the What the Dementia podcast, and the author of "With Intent: A Practical Guide to Navigating Behaviors Along the Dementia Care Journey" and "Grow With Gratitude: 100-Day Gratitude and Self-Care Journal".

She has been in the field of dementia care for over 5 years now as of 2022. Her background is in occupational therapy, specifically in the home setting: home, independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Along her journey, she realized just how big the gaps were in dementia care and just how much our system was failing caregivers. Not just the family caregiver who received no real information, guidance, or education after their partner’s diagnosis, but also the professional caregiver who received very little training (if any) and was often completely at a loss for what to do — which ultimately impacted both the caregiver and the person living with dementia. Consequently, she decided to take a direct step into the dementia care realm so that she could help more people in a more meaningful and impactful way.

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