How do you explain Dementia/Alzheimer's to children?
Mother is in the early stages of dementia, currently living with my sister since Christmas. I have 3 grandchildren under the age of 7 and am having a difficult time explaining the disease so that it will be on a level they can understand. I visited with my mother and sister this weekend and when I saw my grandchildren they wanted to know how "NaNa" was doing that they knew she was sick. They love being around her. The only thing I could come up with is that her brain is sick. But that just didn't seem to be enough.
Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated.