Monday, November 5, 2012
Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Disease Holiday Support (Video 1:57)
November brings thoughts of holiday celebrations with family and friends. For caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, festive thoughts of socializing can seem overwhelming. They may dread the upcoming gatherings expected during this busy time of year. These are some questions caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease may be considering:
1) What’s the best time of day to celebrate?
2) Will family and friends be understanding of caregiver needs and needs of loved ones with Alzheimer’s?
3) What strategies can be used to relieve stress?
4) How can loved ones with Alzheimer’s be involved as active participants?
5) What would be good gifts for caregivers and loved ones with Alzheimer’s to receive?
This Alzheimer’s Association video is titled Caregiving Through the Holidays. Narrated by Eve Moses, an educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, it offers practical suggestions that can assist in making happy holiday memories.
Frances Shani Parker, Author
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