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Tuesday, Oct. 27th 2020

Dementia Assisted Living In Kansas City Holiday Tips For Families

Dementia assisted living in Kansas City provides quality, loving memory care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Dementia care isn’t easy, even at the best of times, but during the holidays, as their memory declines, or the effects of dementia become more pronounced, seniors often become lonely and depressed. In addition, the added activities and stress could cause increased agitation and confusion, unpredictable behavior, or mood swings. This can make it more difficult for family or caregivers to handle and creates a special set of circumstances and challenges.

At Clover Care Home dementia assisted living in Kansas City, we know how important it is to make the holidays special for our residents. Many older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia enjoy and want to be included in holiday festivities. We have determined, over time, several effective ways to help our residents to enjoy the holidays more. Here are some suggestions that may help your loved one residing in a dementia assisted living in Kansas City facility.

The holidays can be lots of fun for older adults even if they have physical or cognitive limitations. It’s all about spending time together, feeling included, and enjoying the good company. The activities you do together don’t have to be exciting to be special and meaningful. It’s important that you consider which activities are best suited to your loved one’s personality and needs, as well as your personal situation.  

holiday tips for memory careWhile seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia may enjoy holiday visitors, it’s important to make sure the visit isn’t overwhelming. You can make these visits successful and positive by keeping it brief. Quiet, calm conversations can be a pleasant experience.

Activities outside dementia assisted living in Kansas City is a great option if your loved one is ambulatory. Take a stroll around the mall, admiring the holiday decorations, or share a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant.

There are many interesting crafts that seniors can make to give as gifts or decorate their own rooms. Making holiday wreaths, decorating and filling stockings, and baking cookies is a favorite activity that can give lots of joy to seniors and family members alike.

children helping seniors with dementiaChildren bring happiness and give comfort to residents of dementia assisted living in Kansas City. Chatting about ‘the olden days’ can help improve cognition as well as make the seniors feel loved and wanted. Ask for their opinions and listen to what they say.

Sing favorite holiday songs together, or listen to music from the days of their youth. Music therapy is an important activity at dementia assisted living in Kansas City and has been shown to be very effective in keeping seniors engaged. Seniors just enjoy the time spent with loved ones. 

Encourage older adults to join in the holiday festivities whenever possible, but be careful not to overdo it. Many of these activities are low-key and can be easily modified to fit your older adult’s energy level and abilities. But it’s still wise to be on the lookout for signs of fatigue and proactively suggest breaks or a mid-day nap.

Clover Care Home dementia assisted living in Kansas City is devoted to providing the best care for our residents. We realize the importance of including family members in their daily lives as much as possible, especially during the holidays. If you have a loved one with dementia in residential care, we encourage you to make the upcoming holiday season with your loved one extra special with the gift of your time.

For information about our services, or to arrange a visit to our facility, please contact us at any time.

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