Wonderful advice here for anyone who has a loved one with Alzheimers. I think we all could manage to make our Christmas celebrations simpler.
Holidays—Christmas, in particular—are the source of many of our sweetest memories. But in a house where Alzheimer’s lives, can Christmas bring any more happy memories?
Absolutely.Yes, our celebrations will change, in small ways or large, because of Alzheimer’s. But the love of family and friends will not change. And love is the most important ingredient in our sweetest memories.
Of course, it would be nice to see our loved ones looking and acting happy. Nice, but not necessary. Comfort is necessary. Comfort is what will keep our loved ones with us, participating as best they can in the pleasures unique to Christmas-time.
Here are a few suggestions for making an Alzheimer’s patient comfortable at holiday gatherings:
Plan small gatherings. A crowded…
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