Alzheimer’s disease, care-giving and the holidays

Alzheimer’s disease, care-giving and the holidays

For many families, the holidays are a time for coming together, celebrating and enjoying each other’s company. For the caregiver and family of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder, however, the holidays can be a time of additional stress and concern.

Caregivers may find that the usual holiday routines of decorating, shopping, cooking and entertaining are simply too much when added to care-giving duties. The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that caregivers and their families adjust their expectations about what makes a successful holiday.

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