Health & Wellness - Alzheimer's Disease: The Holidays and Caregiving
Holidays are a time for family togetherness and memories, but can also be a time filled with stress and sadness for the person with dementia and the caregiver. A person in the early stage of a dementia-related disease may experience a special sense of loss during the holidays because of the changes he or she is experiencing and the implications for the future. As the disease progresses, the physical changes at home, the shifts in usual routines and the increased activity and noises at this time of year can be upsetting and may lead to unusual behaviors or emotions. Caregivers may feel overwhelmed by caregiving responsibilities while continuing to maintain holiday traditions. This class will discuss the possible feelings of both the person with the disease, their caregiver, and tips for making the holidays easier. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer's Association.