My Grandpa Has DementiaFamilyMy Grandpa Has Dementia<div class="ExternalClassCBFB41237E89418882337AA53DE5FC72"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#15232b;">I don't mean to be upset, I found out one of my grandpa's has dementia and he's going to forget me and everyone else. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE9B2040C3DD749D3A728489F54BBB545"><p>​Thanks for messaging in. Finding out those tough things, like what's going on with your grandpa, can be kind of scary. Especially because you're not exactly sure what's going to happen, and what you can do to help. It's okay to feel upset and to feel sad with what's going on.</p><p>It's important to remember the good things that have happened with your grandpa. Maybe reflecting on some of your favorite things about him, or favorite memories with him when you feel upset or sad about what he's going through now will help you to stay close to him.</p><p>We want to encourage you to feel your feelings, but also find safe ways to cope with them. Like you did now, by emailing us to talk about what you're going through. That's a great way to work through your feelings. Other people find things like journaling helpful, or talking with your family about what you're going through, or art or music. Finding some ways to help you feel your feelings and work through them in a safe way is really important.<br></p><p>Here are some links from our website that you might find helpful.</p><p><a href="/Pages/10-Ways-to-Stay-Grounded.aspx?Topic=Anger">10 Ways to Stay Grounded (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">99 Coping Skills (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a></p><p><a href="/Pages/Feelings-Plan.aspx?Topic=Anger">Feelings Plan (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a></p><p>Hoping for the best, <br></p><p>Whitney- Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>14

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