“The emotional pull to see and spend time with these loved ones during the holidays is felt very keenly,” says Sarah Lovegreen, Greater Missouri Alzheimer’s Association Vice President of Programs. “We want to help families make the most informed decisions they can and find new ways to make the holidays special this season.”
The key is to begin to have family discussions right now to allow enough time to make arrangements and adjustments and communicate with a loved one. A team of Alzheimer’s Association care consultants created this guide of tips and things to consider in their decision-making. These tips include how to plan and prepare for the holidays, such as:
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
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