How the Holidays Change When Your Parents Have Dementia

Oct 14, 2022

Keeping the Spirit of the Holidays Alive for Senior Loved Ones

If you have a loved one diagnosed with dementia, the holidays can be a difficult time. It's hard to celebrate while remembering what holidays were like before the diagnosis. Finding ways to still celebrate while keeping your parents happy is challenging, but can be done.

 

Remember the Meaning

Holidays can be stressful for many reasons, but when you add caring for a loved one onto it, it becomes even more challenging. Take some of the stress away by simplifying plans and the amount of work you take on. Holidays can be simple and still wonderful. Order takeout instead of cooking a four-course meal or stay in your pajamas all day instead of dressing up to go somewhere. The memories you can make at home are just as wonderful

 

Bring Back Traditions

Traditions can be just as important to your loved ones as their routine is. Remember to incorporate traditions you have done for years with your parents and this may bring them the joy of the holiday seasons.

 

Focus on the Good

While your holiday season may look different than years prior, remember that you can make new traditions and memories. It's important to not let a new diagnosis change the way you see the holiday season.

 

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If you are in need of senior home care, contact us today. Our trained professionals are here to make you and your loved one's lives easier.

Topics: Senior Health

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