Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and togetherness. A time where you can talk about your favorite moments from “the good old days” and relive your funniest of memories. This is why many people enjoy the family get together that the holiday can bring, however, if your loved one has memory loss, it can be a little more difficult for them to enjoy the day.
Hobbies & Activities
The seasons are beginning to change and it’s getting a little warmer, this means spending more time outside and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors! While spring usually puts a little pep in your step, it also has an array of health benefits for seniors with dementia!
Staying active, both mentally and physically, keeps us happy, healthy and young at heart. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, this is true for them as well. Although your loved one may no longer be able to do some of their once-favorite activities, there are ways to adapt their interests into something that is easy to enjoy.
We all have hobbies and activities we enjoy. For most of us, these activities give our lives vibrancy and a sense of purpose – whether it’s taking a long walk through the serenity of a forest, knitting a blanket while binge-watching a favorite TV show, or coloring a picture. However, when you think of activities for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss, what do you imagine? Watching TV? Chair yoga? Playing Bingo, or sitting out on the porch and watching the birds?
Grandparents Day is September 13, a great time to honor all the grandparents and grandchildren in your family, past and present and future, by recording your family’s legacy.
With the simplicity of at-home DNA tests and the massive amounts of data available on sites such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, and 23andMe.com, millions of Americans are turning into bona fide genealogy sleuths – and for lots of interesting and useful reasons.
The holiday season is now fully upon us. These sentimental festive times are normally spent celebrating together as a family. However, as a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, it can be a struggle to find holiday activities that are all-inclusive. “It’s important to make sure your loved one with dementia is an active participant in your family’s holiday festivities,” states Danielle Buck, Director of Community Relations at YourLife™of Stuart,a Memory Care community in Stuart, Florida.