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Dementia and Kids
Eric, my kids were a little older, but dementia was a great lesson for them in patience and understanding. Explaining why we fib to our LO to save them the stress is a lesson that even some adults don't get. At 8 and 10 they know lying is wrong, but this is a great time to talk about the differences.
Also, understanding the illness and not fighting it is something they will see you do and again, they will learn. I always teased my kids who were 11 and 15 that I was hoping they would see what was up and if god forbid I was ever in this predicament in years to come, they would have it down pat. My son was more patient then me in the beginning, but eventually I found that agreeing with my mom, using fibs, etc. turned me into a much more patient person. If dementia has one upside for the family it was the lessons we all learned.