Holiday meals can be very stressful for caregivers for persons with dementia. Here are some tips to keep the meals pleasant.
Again, don’t hesitate to ask others for help. This gives others an opportunity to support you during the holidays and this can be very gratifying for them. They will also learn about your care-recipient and hopefully, can be more engaged in future events. This also teaches younger family members about the value of respecting elders and can give them a sense of accomplishment. Make sure to tell them how much you appreciate their help at the end of the event, or write them a note later.
For more help, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website: www.alz.org or call their helpline: 1-800-272-3900.
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