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Alzheimer’s Care Tips on Handling Holiday Activities

Nov 24, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek

When it comes to providing quality Alzheimer’s care to a family member or loved one, chances are you know just how big of a responsibility this can be, even if you aren’t the primary care provider for your loved one. Family members who step in to help look after their loved ones have a number of responsibilities to attend to. During the holiday season, most family members will want to take a few extra steps to make sure that their loved one is making the best of this type of year.

With this in mind, here are a few Alzheimer’s care tips when it comes to planning and enjoying holiday activities this season:

  • Look through old holiday photographs or home videos to reminisce on celebrations from the past.
  • Listen to your loved one’s favorite holiday songs.
  • Make festive baked goods or cookies together.
  • Decorate the home for the holiday season.
  • Try seasonal or holiday arts and crafts.
  • Look up an old holiday meal or recipe and make it one evening together for dinner.
  • Read holiday stories together.
  • Knit something festive for someone special.
  • Go on a drive to look at Christmas lights around town.
  • Go to a local play of a holiday favorite.
  • Get tickets to a live concert playing holiday music.
  • Invite friends and family members over to talk about the holidays.
  • Make a bird feeder for the winter birds and watch them as they come to feast.

Even the simplest of holiday activities can help any senior with Alzheimer’s stay happy, healthy and engaged all season long. Keep these Alzheimer’s care tips in mind this holiday season. Just because a family member of loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s, it doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy the best that this season has to offer.

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