Holiday Tips for Austin Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Family Members - Give a great gift to Caregivers and Seniors with memory loss.
What can you give to someone with memory issues and their caregivers?
Try practical and useful gifts, such as identification bracelets, easy-to-remove clothing or favorite music. Caregivers usually appreciate anything that makes their life easier, such as gift cards for take-out food or a promise to help with a project around the home that they haven’t been able to tackle. You can offer to stay with the person so the caregiver can attend a family gathering or take time for him or herself. Extend the gift of yourself throughout the year. If you’re an adult child of someone with dementia, offer to stay with a parent each weekend for a few hours to provide relief to a caregiving parent or sibling.
Here are Helpful Holiday Articles for Family Caregivers:
Adapting Family Traditions for an Aging Loved One
Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care shows that as our loved one ages, it can be a challenge to honor certain traditions around the holidays. Older adults may not have the energy or physical ability any longer to host or attend a large family event. And if they do feel up to it, many seniors are on a fixed budget, and the additional cost of the holiday meal can strain their finances. Click to read more: https://www.brightstarcare.com/blog/family-tradition-holidays
6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit
Sharon Roth Maguire, shares her holiday safety tips, including fall prevention tips to help you fall-proof your home. Click to read more: https://www.brightstarcare.com/blog/holiday-safety-tips-for-seniors
Smooth Traveling for Seniors This Holiday Season
How to make Travel easier for your elderly loved one and important things to remember that can help make traveling with a senior go smoothly. Here are some great considerations for traveling with a senior or to share with elderly loved ones who may be traveling this holiday season. Click to read more: https://www.brightstarcare.com/blog/smooth-traveling-for-seniors-this-holiday-season
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