The holidays are fast approaching. When you have a senior loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, routine is everything. There are a lot of ways to make sure this happens.
1. Focus on Schedule
You may have a lot going on to prepare for the holidays, but you have to keep your loved one on schedule. Write down everything that they normally do so you don’t lose track of what’s going on.
2. Keep the Festivities Local
Traveling with a senior is hard enough. When they suffer from dementia, it can lead to confusion and various other issues. Try and invite the rest of the family to you instead of going to them. Whenever you can keep things as close to the same as possible, it will be better.
3. Know When to Ask for Help
You might be doing a lot of shopping, decorating, and holiday planning, which is keeping you out of the house. Ask for some respite care so you can get the help you need as it pertains to taking care of your loved one. You can ask for someone to come in to clean, cook, and even provide various levels of medical care.
Disruption happens all too easily. When you know this, you can plan more appropriately so that there will be less fall-out to deal with. Seniors need their routines and you can do a lot to make sure that they remain intact through the holidays.
At Caring Senior Service we are always ready to help seniors and their families by providing professional advice and services. As you consider ways to give support to your aging parents or relatives, consider including us in your plans.
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