Of course, dementia is caused by many diseases, not just A.D. and yet, the results are the same. My late father's brain tumour caused dementia symptoms that my 20-something children had some difficulty dealing with.
As a teacher, I found that talking and reading about issues helped kids understand. I created an amazon book list of books I found helpful dealing with dying and grief.
There is healing in talking and sharing our stories. My work in a children's bereavement therapy group demonstrated this. Whether you are 9 or 90, group therapy, support groups, sharing your grief helps. This particular group, mentored by the four young ladies, all high school students, worked with our clients, ages 7 to 11. These are photos of our student's work. We do not post photos of our clients, but their work is fabulous!