The radical impact of seeing Alzheimer’s as a second childhood | Curio

The radical impact of seeing Alzheimer’s as a second childhood

14 mins | Apr 29, 2021

There is profound power in taking a new approach. The ancient wisdom that existence is cyclical can bring us support for many challenges in life, and also has a close translation in modern research into dementia. Han Yu — a professor that teaches scientific and technical communication — examines how the deterioration of a patient with Alzheimer’s follows, in reverse order, a child’s normal development. In this eye-opening reflection, she looks into the significance of adapting to this mindset when confronting the emotionally challenging illness.

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