Alzheimer families and the holidays: Tips to enjoy the season (Part 2)
The holidays are a time when family and friends come together and share memories, laughs and good cheer. But for families living with Alzheimer’s, the holidays can also be a difficult time. For more information regarding Alzheimer’s click on Greater Maryland Alzheimer .
The Alzheimer Association article states that “Caregiving responsibilities layered on top of keeping up with holiday traditions can take its toll on Alzheimer families, especially the caregiver. The person with Alzheimer’s may also feel a sense of loss during the holidays.”
When the person lives in a care facility
A holiday is still a holiday whether it is celebrated at home or at a care facility. Here are some ways to celebrate together:
- Consider joining your loved one in any facility-planned holiday activities
- Bring a favorite holiday food to share
- Sing holiday songs. Ask if other residents can join in.
- Read a favorite holiday story or poem out loud
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