Last Updated: November 26, 2018 Author Jean Demetris shares tips for families on how to explain dementia to children and help them better understand the disease. Her book, “Grandma’s Box of Memories,” speaks to children aged 4-7 years, and prompts a discussion about what they can do to be involved in the care of a grandparent or loved […]Continue Reading →
About Jean Demetris
Jean Demetris was a primary school teacher for 22 years. The subject of dementia is very close to Jean's heart as 8 years ago her husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. Among his care needs was the importance of activities that involved the whole family. This prompted the idea for Grandma's Box of Memories, a tool intended to show and encourage children to be involved in the care of family members with dementia.