These Children Describe a Close Relative With Dementia in Heartbreakingly Honest Words

It feels like what they’re going through will make them into old souls.

When a parent or grandparent gets some kind of illness, usually they get better, right? Their children and grandchildren experience initial sadness and then joy when their loved one gets out of bed to once again dance with them, and laugh, and go for long walks.

But these children have a parent or grandparent with dementia, which is something that doesn’t go away.

Listen to them describe what it’s really like, and express their wishes that maybe—just maybe—they could have their loved one back for real.