How to cope with Dementia this festive season

While the festive season is typically a time for tradition, this isn’t so easy when a loved one has dementia. You may be used to doing things in a certain way, but this might provide difficult or even stressful for those suffering from the condition.

By applying a flexible approach and making simple changes, you can help to make the day as special as ever for your relative, so that they feel comfortable and you afford any family crises.

1 Reduce clutter on the Christmas dinner table
2 Make your house dementia friendly
3 Make one room in the house a quiet room
4 Close the curtains as soon as it becomes dark
5 Try not to break from routine too much
6 Allow more time for everything

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