Family get-togethers over Christmas are rough if someone has Alzheimer’s disease. The person doesn’t remember as much as they’d like and gets frustrated easily. Pull out a few photo albums and focus on what they do remember.
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The Cleveland Clinic offers some tips on how to accommodate a family member with dementia.
Have one or two people go through old photos with your family member and discuss memories he or she can remember clearly. It can be emotionally helpful for them to see family members who might not be present.
This tip won’t work with advanced cases, and obviously isn’t a cure for the problem. But hopefully, it will help your family enjoy the holidays a little bit more.
Check out the link for other tips and considerations for family get-togethers when someone in the family has Alzheimer’s disease.
Best Holiday Stress-Busting Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families [Cleveland Clinic]