The holiday season can be challenging for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. With a to-do list as long as your arm, holiday crowds to contend with, and extended family gatherings, it’s essential that you tailor your Alzheimer’s care accordingly.
Alzheimer’s Care for Loved Ones
Alzheimer’s care throughout the holiday period centers on helping your loved one stay busy and setting repetitive seasonal routines.
For individuals with cognitive impairment, repetitive activities can have a soothing effect. Meanwhile, setting achievable goals encourages feelings of pride.
Activities may include:
- Making decorations, such as stringing garlands and fashioning paper chains
- Supervised cooking
- Putting together a family photo album
Alzheimer’s Care in the United States
Alzheimer’s affects almost 5.4 million people in the United States. Fortunately caregivers don’t have to go it alone; Always Best Care provides the full spectrum of long-term care options.
We are trained using tools created by “In-The-Know,” the Alzheimer’s Association and the Department of Health.