I hope so! Because the rates of people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia continue to grow. And we are all going to need to learn to do our part, to help be part of solutions in both our homes and our communities.
Five things you need to know about dementia:
Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Not everyone who grows old will develop dementia.
Dementia is caused by Diseases of the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s.
Dementia is not just about having memory problems. It can affect thinking, communication and doing everyday tasks.
It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.
There’s more to the person than the dementia. People with dementia are a valuable part of the community.
That is taken from the Dementia Friends USA website, and they also have a FREE training available. I have taken it, and I recommend it. Here is the thing I would add though, you can also have your tweens and teens watch this, and honestly even younger kids with you. Especially if your family unit has already been seeing the signs or dealing with it. It can really help you and your kids to understand a little more about what helps, and what doesn't.
It's available online, is completely free, and is a watch at your own pace. The videos are short and simple to follow and understand.
Find it under their tab Become a Dementia Friend - https://dementiafriendsusa.org/become-a-dementia-friend