The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Teens and kids look at dementia

Kids  and teens Look at Alzheimer’s Disease
Does someone in your family have Alzheimer’s disease?  Spend a few moments watching the videos below to learn about the disease and how kids like you are dealing with it. It includes information about Younger Onset Dementia.

from http://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_just_for_kids_and_teens.asp

Includes:
  • Introduction
  • Videos for Kids
  • Videos for Teens
  • How Alzheimer's affects the brain
  • Resources 



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    Frontotemporal Degeneration
     
    Frontotemporal Degeneration also FTD, is an illness that affects the brain. This activity book was created to children, ages 5-9, who are living with parent affected by FTD. Although every person and family experiences FT in a unique way, this activity book introduces situations that may be familiar t those who are living with FTD. Our goal is to provide valuable, age appropriate information about FTD and offer some helpful coping skills for children. Many of the activities have been specifically designed for the child of a parent with FTD to do together. To reinforce lessons in the book we encourage both parents to engage in the activities.
     
     
     
    And available for the library
     
    Ageing and changing : an educational resource for young people
     
     
    This comprises  of a collection of materials developed for school students.
    Contents of education kit:
    Ageing and changing About this kit;
    The smell of chocolate;
    My gran's different;
    Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge;
    What a day for grandad!;
    Papa a story about Alzheimer's disease;
    Ageing and changing an educational resource for young people : teachers' notes
    Ageing and changing fact sheets (10 sheets)