Finding the right gift for a loved one living with dementia can be challenging, so I put together a list of ideas to help. Click on over to the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s blog to find it — > Gift Ideas
Please stop by the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s blog to check out my latest post on creating moments of joy at the holidays (and beyond). You’ll find ideas for many activities to share with your loved one regardless of what stage they’re in. Click HERE to jump over to my post entitled: Creating Moments of Joy at the Holidays
Memories of our pre-AD life at the holidays.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to leave you with my thoughts on making the holiday the best it can be for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia – and for YOU.
Only you know what’s best for your unique situation, so first and foremost listen to your heart. Remember that while things will never be what they once were, it is still possible to find blessings and create moments of joy. If your loved one is still in a place where a gathering is feasible, here are some tips to help.
If you are having visitors who don’t see your loved one on a regular basis, prepare them ahead of time so they know what to expect. You might even consider sharing this list with them in advance of the gathering.
Last but not least, if you have a chance, listen to this recorded call. You’ll hear Susy Favaro, LCSW, from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and myself along with other caregivers and several individuals living with Alzheimer’s. The call is from 2013, but the content is timeless.
I’d love to hear your tips, suggestions, and lessons learned, so feel free to leave a comment below!
Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday….