For Kids and Teens

The Dharma Box And Meaningful Communication

As a child, I kept a box under my bed as a place to hold items special to me. Some were gifts given by family or friends. Others were objects I called “my treasures,” objects perhaps found in a souvenir shop while on vacation, or by chance while out walking, …

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Talking to Kids About Dementia on Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled Podcast With Dr. Corinne Self & Melissa Koon

This week ElderHealth’s Dr. Corinne Self and Nurse Practitioner Melissa Koon were featured in Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled podcast. In the podcast, we discuss easy ways to talk to children about “grown-up” topics like neuro-cognitive disorders that affect our family relationships and community. We discuss the best way to explain …

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Video: Story Time With ElderHealth, Reading Books About Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease to Kids And Pre-Teens

In 2020, it was estimated that there are 6.2 million people in the United States living with dementia. With the number of Americans aged 65 years and older increasing, this number is expected to reach 12.7 million by 2050. Despite the common knowledge that most people living with dementia are …

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