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Dementia-Friendly Holiday Planning

The holidays are almost here, and that means festive gatherings, feasts and fun. Many of us think of the holidays as a time to relax and enjoy a little well-deserved relaxation. However, if you’re a caregiver to a senior loved one with dementia, the ...

Creating Holiday Traditions for a Loved One with Dementia

Traditions are woven throughout our holiday celebrations. Whether it’s singing carols around the piano, playing games in front of the fireplace, lighting the menorah together or hanging decorations on the Christmas tree, everything we do at this time of ...

10 Tips for Coping with Caregiver Blues During the Holidays

“But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas…” That classic song sums up what a lot of people feel during the holiday season. Simply put, the holidays aren’t so merry for many people. Between seasonal stress, expectations for a “picture-perfect” celebration, ...

14 Holiday Gift Ideas for a Loved One with Dementia

Gift shopping for a loved one with dementia isn’t always an easy task. After all, you want to make sure you’re giving a thoughtful and (hopefully) useful gift that the recipient will enjoy. But you don’t want to buy something that’s potentially dangerous ...

5 Signs That It May Be Time for a Memory Care Community

If you’re a caretaker of a senior adult, you know that it’s often easy to chalk “senior moments” up to the normal process of getting older. After all, we all forget where we’ve put things, or get confused about dates or forget why we’ve walked into a ...

7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the greatest factors affecting the quality of life for seniors in the United States. As the Baby Boomers age, this disease, once only whispered about, has been brought into the spotlight. Finding a ...

Cognitive Benefits of Exercise and Physical Therapy

We can’t say it enough: exercise is key in helping keep people of all ages healthy. For seniors with dementia, exercise provides an added benefit of helping improve or retain cognitive functioning, as well as reduce challenging behaviors like disrupted ...
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