When Memory Loss Affects the Holidays

When Memory Loss Affects the HolidaysAs the holiday season approaches, many families and friends look forward to gatherings and celebrations. Though it's a cheerful time for many, holiday gatherings can be a challenge for seniors suffering from dementia or memory loss. It can also be a trying time for those caring for older adults. Faced with different routines, activities and conversations, seniors dealing with memory loss may feel overwhelmed. It's important to know that there are many ways to connect with your loved ones without causing stress or anxiety during holiday gatherings.

To ensure that holiday time is enjoyable for you and your loved ones, here are a few tips:

Despite the challenges of memory loss, it's important to celebrate the special moments together.

Express your love and gratitude with a warm smile and gentle touch. If you know a senior who is lonely this time of year, reach out to them. The love and comfort of family and friends make a difference. Especially for seniors who are dealing with dementia or memory loss during the holiday season.

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