The holidays are the one time of year that ultimately brings the whole family together. Multiple generations of your family all gather under one roof and enjoy holiday meals, tell memorable stories of the days gone by and appreciate one another’s company. However, celebrating with senior loved ones can often be challenging due to physical limitations or mental health disorders. Here are some tips that will help your senior to safely join in the festivities.
For the Independent Senior
Seniors who remain living independently, safety and careful planning are essential during holiday celebrations. Be sure to consider the following:
For the Senior with Alzheimer’s
According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, calls to their national hotline concerning seniors with Alzheimer’s increases a little more than 10 percent during the November and December holidays. The majority of those calls are about seniors who have wandered off. Here are some tips to ensure the holiday goes smoothly: