Add this Event to Calendar 12/01/2021 06:30 PM 12/01/2021 07:30 PM Dementia Friendly Community: Dementia and the Holidays

The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time for Care Partners, and persons living with dementia. Learn some useful tips and techniques to create a plan for a more successful holiday while still keeping some of your more important traditions alive.
The holidays are fast approaching, for some that comes with excitement and full-on holiday spirit, for others it can provoke anxiety either because of past memories, worry about gifts, having time to do all that needs to be done and more.
For a care partner, it can not only be overwhelming and anxiety provoking, but can come with other worries about their loved one and how this holiday season will look and feel for them. There may have been past holidays that did not go well and so the thought comes that you will just skip them this year. This talk is for you, and for those dealing with a new dementia diagnosis, and for those who have been in it for years.
While it is a fact that routine and consistency is key to a more positive outcome to their day for persons living with dementia, it is also key to include socialization and interaction in their lives. Learn how you can incorporate all that they need, and still get some of what you need to get through, and to even enjoy the upcoming Holidays.
Resources will be available for those looking for help both through Our Dementia Life and the Alzheimer’s Association. Laura will be available to answer any questions you may have at the end of the session and offer you support and resources as you navigate through this life.

Contact: Desiree Smelcer 413-538-5045
Community Meeting Room