Schools & young people

Living with Alzheimer's Just for Kids and Teens

This page from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides resources to help you learn about Alzheimer’s disease and understand how it affects you. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Alzheimer’s changes the lives of everyone it touches.

When a friend or family member has Alzheimer’s disease, you may feel upset, confused or scared. Alzheimer’s can be puzzling because a person who has it often doesn’t look sick.

Children's Book - Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

YouTube video of the children’s book ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ author Mem Fox. Read by Bradley Whitford. 

Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, and his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it. 

Read this as a springboard for a discussion about memories, family members, neighbours/friends, and all that 5 year olds talk about.