Tips caregivers can share to make a holiday gathering special
The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. Including a person with dementia in these events is important because it helps connect, through familiar faces and objects, to their past.
But including people with dementia in a social gathering, especially a large one, can be challenging. Compared to one-on-one interactions, they have difficulty with the extra stimulation.
Although most people with dementia still enjoy socializing, they aren’t the only ones who have difficulty communicating. Sometimes friends and family feel uncertain of what to say when speaking to someone with dementia.
To help ensure a fun family gathering, here are some tips to help both people with dementia and their families: