Oct 12th, 2021
Update favorite traditions
Participating in traditional activities can help family members adjust to new environments. Adapting favorite activities to new surroundings can keep memories and traditions alive. For example, decorate cookies together instead of spending a day in the kitchen baking or watch The Nutcracker on DVD instead of attending the live ballet. These adjustments can transform fond memories into meaningful new traditions.
Sing carols together
Keep those Christmas carols on repeat. Not only can music bring family members together in chorus, but music has been shown to reduce agitation and improve some of the behavioral side effects of cognitive disease. Playing familiar carols throughout the season can soothe family members and spark memories of previous holidays.
Celebrate the present
When celebrating the holidays with a family member or loved experiencing the behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s important to focus on creating positive new experiences instead of dwelling on the past. Holding on to new memories can help ease some of the stress and anxiety surrounding holiday celebrations with aging loved ones.
If your family or loved ones need assistance during the holidays, Oceans Healthcare can help. Our team of caregivers is available around the clock to support those suffering from the behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s and their families. You can learn more about our services at www.oceanshealthcare.com.
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