Planning the Holidays as a San Francisco/Marin County Caregiver of a Loved One with Dementia
As the bustle of holiday planning comes into full swing, as a caregiver to a dementia
San Francisco/Marin County senior, there are a few things to consider.
1) What are they capable of? Will they tire easy and as a result become irritable and not enjoy themselves? 2) Are there other options available for your loved one if they need/want to excuse themselves from the activity so that you can continue to enjoy yourself? 3) Which activities will you, the caregiver to the San Francisco/Marin County senior with dementia, enjoy? Will you be so concerned about the fun of your senior - or everyone else around - that you do not have fun yourself? 4) Who can you ask for help? There are many people and resources available this time of year, so recruit help so that you are able to enjoy the holidays just as much as everyone else.
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