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How to Give The Best Holiday Gift to Someone with  Alzheimer’s in Austin

December 11th, 2019

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?

Give practical and useful gifts, such as identification bracelets, easy-to-remove clothing, or favorite music. Caregivers usually appreciate something 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 your parent each weekend for a few hours to provide relief to a caregiving parent or sibling. 

Here are Helpful Holiday Insights for Family Caregivers:

Adapting Family Traditions for an Aging Loved One
Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care states that as our loved ones age, 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. 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. 

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
Make traveling easier for your elderly loved ones with important tips. 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 here: https://www.brightstarcare.com/blog/smooth-traveling-for-seniors-this-holiday-season

BrightStar Care of Greater Austin provides 24/7 Holiday Care.  
We know family caregivers provide care around the clock, and we offer hourly or 24/7 support, providing a full continuum of private duty home health care services including companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, and skilled nursing. We proudly serve Central Austin, Eastern Travis County, North Austin, East Austin, West Austin, Lake Travis, South Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Tarrytown.
 
For more information on how BrightStar Care supports seniors and families, and to learn more about our local team of caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals, and home health care support for Austin families and businesses, please Click Here   

Source:
https://www.newswise.com/articles/holiday-tips-for-caregivers-of-loved-ones-with-alzheimer-s-and-dementia

How People With Dementia Can Best Enjoy the Holidays. https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-people-with-dementia-can-best-enjoy-the-holidays_3175224.html