Posted: December 6, 2018
For most families, the holidays are filled with togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. However, for people caring for the 5.7 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease, the holidays can also be filled with stress, disappointment and sadness. Because of the changes caused by Alzheimer’s, families, as well as the person with the disease, may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays.
Caregivers may also feel overwhelmed by trying to maintain holiday traditions while providing care. In addition, there may be some hesitation about inviting family and friends over to share the holiday for fear they will be uncomfortable with the changes they see in the person with the disease.
Here are some suggestions for creating a happy, contented and memorable holiday season for the person living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
We trust you will find this guide helpful.
If you and your family feel that supporting your loved one becomes more than you can handle, we’d love to help. Just call us to set up a time when we can meet to discuss the ways living at Cappella of Grand Junction can improve the quality of life for your loved one – and your entire family.