Alzheimer's

I have a family member who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. When someone passes do will tell the or do we not say anything about the person passing? What if they ask about them? What do we say without getting them upset?

Danny in Michigan, 49

A person who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's may still understand certain issues at some level.  An older person has known many people who have died in their lifetime. If they are competent enough to ask about someone specifically, I tell them the truth if they have passed on.  From there, the important thing is to be open so that if they need to discuss their emotions, there is someone loving nearby for support as they process this information.

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