How to adapt holiday activities for people with Alzheimer’s
posted on December 14, 2017
Having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease might mean that you and your family need to adjust your plans for the holidays in order to make sure that they are involved and able to enjoy the season as much as anyone else.
During this time a person living with Alzheimer’s has a greater chance of having their daily routine interrupted. This reality, in addition to the fact that they will be seeing and talking to more people than usual, has the potential to escalate into an upsetting situation if not handled well or planned in advance.
This resource helps families learn how to better include their senior family members with Alzheimer’s into the routines of the holiday season. Keeping an open mind to the idea of changing traditions and keeping gatherings smaller to help prevent against intimidating and over stimulating your senior relative are just two quick examples of how you can make the holidays easier for the entire family.
Click here to read the full list of ways that you can adapt your holiday traditions to be more inclusive and helpful to your family member living with Alzheimer’s.
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