The holidays are a special time of year for families to cherish one another and create new memories. But, sometimes it’s hard when a loved one is battling dementia.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have a happy holiday with this family member. In fact, we have some ways that may help you.
Create a Safe and Calm Environment
The most important thing you should do when hosting your holiday party is to make it comfortable for everyone. Toning down decorations, avoiding safety hazards, and playing your loved one’s favorite music helps create a comfortable environment.
Adapt Your Activity for Safer Holidays
Another issue people face during the holidays is how to include loved ones with dementia in their holiday activities. Some activities you may include them in are:
- Preparing food together
- Hosting a small gathering
- And avoiding any disruptions
Celebrate the Holidays at Their Care Facility
We know, holidays in a care facility are never the most fun. But, they provide a safe space for dementia patients and offer you a chance to engage with them during this special time of year. It allows them to celebrate in a familiar setting and minimizes visitor traffic.
South Coast Post Acute is Here to Help Make Your Holiday Easier
South Coast Post Acute is one of the leading post-acute facilities in southern California for it’s high spirit of care and knowledge in memory care. Contact us today to learn how we can help you or a loved one with memory care needs.