Helpful Hints for Caregivers During Holiday Gatherings

Here it is, the “most wonderful time of the year”.  For dementia caregivers, it can also be the most STRESSFUL time of the year.  How can caregivers uphold family traditions – big family dinners, holiday parties, caroling with the choir – and keep from upending the routine of their loved one with dementia?  Well, a … Continue reading Helpful Hints for Caregivers During Holiday Gatherings

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Holiday Gifting Ideas for Families Coping with Dementia

  The holidays are here again and we always invite people to take the time to carefully consider what types of gifts may be the most appropriate for loved ones with dementia. Here's our handy Gift Giving Guide - organized by stage of dementia - for those of you who haven't seen it in the past. We … Continue reading Holiday Gifting Ideas for Families Coping with Dementia

The Most “WANDER-FULL” Time of the Year!

­The holidays are almost here…is your loved one wearing their MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return jewelry? My name is Kim Franklin and I have been working with the Alzheimer’s Association as our Safety Services Manager for eight years now.  During the holiday season, I usually see an increase in wandering incidents.  At this time … Continue reading The Most “WANDER-FULL” Time of the Year!

Missing Jim During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I miss Jim so much during Christmas time. I miss our discussions about what to get the kids and our families. I miss sitting next to our tree, looking at the lights and sharing quiet time together. I miss feeling excited, wondering what thoughtful present he placed under the tree. I miss singing songs, watching movies and … Continue reading Missing Jim During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Gift Ideas Re-Visited

It's shopping time! Many of us are preparing our homes and our shopping lists for the upcoming holiday season. If you have a person with dementia on your list to buy for, it can be pretty puzzling to figure out what a good gift may be. We posted some ideas last year that we would … Continue reading Gift Ideas Re-Visited

Gift Ideas for a Person with Dementia

The holidays are a special time of year when many people choose to give gifts to loved ones. If you have a loved one in your life that has dementia, coming up with an appropriate gift idea can sometimes be challenging. There is not a one-size-fits-all gift for people with dementia. Just as when you … Continue reading Gift Ideas for a Person with Dementia