1 January 2008

Celebrating the festive season with a loved one with dementia

Dementia and the festive season
SuperLiving: 23 December 2007
The festive season is a time most of us look forward to. With all the excitement and expectations running high, it's also a time that can become stressful. And for people living with dementia, it can be particularly challenging. Julie Marr, from Alzheimer's Australia NSW, suggests some ways to make the most of the season for all concerned.... > full story

Celebrating the festive season with a loved one covers the following topics:


  • Forward planning
  • Safety and security
  • Asking for help
  • Emotional needs of the person with dementia
  • Emotional needs of the carer
  • Emotional needs of the family
  • Food and meal times
  • Emergencies
  • Medicine
  • When your loved one is staying at the nursing home

Related tips sheets produced by Alzheimer's Australia Vic (2006):

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