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Hoodafan

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Kids are smart, they'll figure it out if they haven't already. There's no


need to get clinical with them in terms of dementia, Alzheimer's, etc. just things like he forgets, gets confused easily, repeats himself, etc., so it is what it is, just don't get frustrated when he does.

One other thing I would add is that with dementia, long term memory is the last to go (vs short term, learning new things, etc.). So have them talk to him about what it was like when he was their age, meeting grandma, his first bike/pet, etc. from his past as that will likely be less "frustrating" for him and them.

Patience is the key. The less you and the kids let it frustrate you, the less frustrating (and sad) it will be. Good luck. It's not an easy path.

(In response to this post by runit)

Posted: 09/22/2021 at 1:08PM



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Need some advice from the board -- runit 09/22/2021 12:51PM
  In addition to the advice being given, -- QBSacker 09/22/2021 2:16PM
  You know your kids better than anybody else -- typed by ben 09/22/2021 1:12PM
  This... Good luck with the challenges ahead ** -- Wahooster 09/22/2021 1:20PM
  My 2 cents inside -- FfxStationHokie 09/22/2021 12:58PM
  Exactly ** -- hoos73 09/22/2021 1:49PM
  "...without your clothes on ......." ** -- FfxStationHokie 09/22/2021 3:48PM
  Thanks everyone for the thoughts above -- runit 09/22/2021 1:13PM
  I'd add... -- The Hook 09/22/2021 1:01PM
  very good point ** -- FfxStationHokie 09/22/2021 1:01PM

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