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WATE News - Dementia Education and Empathy Begins in Childhood

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Alzheimer’s Association reports that one-in-nine people, ages 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021. While many choose to treat the disease as taboo and don’t discuss it with the younger generation, research shows that people who view aging more positively, tend to be healthier in their own later years, including brain health. Joy Wilson, owner of Right at home Knoxville can review and demonstrate the activities that benefit and connect children with their afflicted grandparent. She also discusses why educating young children on memory-loss and aging is so critical for building an empathetic, insightful and caring community.

"Dementia education and empathy begins in childhood" - WATE ABC 6

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