By Michael Plontz
Q - Can I, or my mom or dad catch
A - Alzheimer’s is not
contagious, so, no, you can’t catch it like you
would a cold.
Q - What will happen next?
A - Here the parent must judge
how much information the child can handle. The
best thing to do is reassure them that you love them
no matter what happens.
With teenagers the questions will probably be a
bit more complicated. They can see things from
different perspectives. The best thing to do
is to inquire about how they’re feeling, and what
can be done to make them feel better.
Regardless of the age of the child, open
communication is the key to success in weathering
the Alzheimer’s storm.