Guiding the Holidays with Love: Navigating the Season with a Senior Loved One with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Remember to take care of yourself, continuing to care for yourself while you care for your loved one can help ensure everyone has an enjoyable holiday. Find ways to manage stress that work for you through relaxation techniques, exercise, or mindfulness practices. Don’t be afraid to seek support from friends and family, and consider joining a caregiver support group. Remember to keep lines of communication open with your loved one's healthcare provider and discuss any concerns you may have about your loved one’s condition and ask any questions that may come up.
The holidays are the time of year when we often spend time with loved ones and family members that we haven’t seen in a while. Our community offers a wellness check-in guide to assist families in identifying when it may be time to explore assisted living or memory care options. Monitoring your loved one's well-being and environment is essential for their safety and quality of life.
The holiday season is a time to cherish moments with your senior loved one, even when living with Alzheimer's, dementia, or memory loss. By creating a safe and manageable environment, keeping gatherings intimate, and taking care of yourself, you can ensure a meaningful and less stressful holiday season for everyone. Recognizing the signs of when it may be time to move into assisted living or memory care is vital for your loved one's well-being.