Caregivers and Those Living with Dementia Can Enjoy Holidays, Travel, and Visits
50 Helpful Hints from Brookdale Can
Keep the Good Times Rolling
Keeping loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia involved and in touch with friends and family during the holidays is important. Keeping everyone happy for the occasion without adding stress and tension can make the occasions successful.
The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends, but they can be exhausting for anyone who is taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. “It’s okay not to do everything yourself or everything you have always done in the past. Consider celebrating in a different way or changing your expectations a bit,” advises Juliet Holt Klinger, vice president of dementia care at Brookdale. “If others in your family offer to help, let them! They might want to help but not know what to do, so be prepared to clue them in.”
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