Tips to Manage Dementia Care During the Holidays

On Tuesday, Claire Day, our dementia care expert, joined me to share tips on managing the holidays on Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our show via the player below.

During our show, Claire shared tips on how manage the special days during the holidays as well as the holiday season. The best way to manage the season, Claire said, is to prepare for it. Give thought to what will work for you and your caree during the holiday season and then make plans around those needs.

You’ll also want to prepare family and friends for your caree’s current status, which may have changed since the last visit. You’ll also want to share strategies family members can use when communicating with your caree.

Finally, Claire said to share the care; ask others to take over your responsibilities during the holiday season and important days so you have moments to socialize and enjoy.

What tips can you add? Please share in our comments section, below.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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