November 14th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
The holidays are a time to gather with family, enjoy a delicious meal, and create memories to last a lifetime. But for Loved Ones living with dementia, the holiday season can be a bit overwhelming, especially if they’re seeing a lot of faces they may not fully recognize. Make sure everyone can enjoy holiday gatherings with the family by taking a bit of extra care when it comes to your Loved Ones with dementia.
Prepare Everyone Beforehand
This especially goes for younger family members who may not understand why Grandma doesn’t remember who they are. There will be a lot of hustle and bustle happening during holiday gatherings, so it’s important to get everyone on the same page beforehand and prepare them to be understanding of your Loved Ones with dementia.
Once the day gets going, your Loved Ones with dementia can potentially forget where things are located in the house and could get frustrated or confused as a result. This is when you should be ready to help, offering to show them where the restroom is or fixing them a plate of food so they don’t have to worry about it themselves.
Reminisce When Possible
One of the best ways to remind your Loved Ones with dementia of who they’re with, where they are, and the past memories they’ve made there is to reminisce. Sit with family and tell the story about how Grandpa waved around a golf club to chase raccoons out of the yard or when Grandma performed in a talent show with the kids.
When it comes to keeping your senior relatives happy and healthy, you can trust the professional caregivers at Loved Ones. With our “never alone” promise, you can rest assured that your loved ones will receive the best care possible.