Christmas and Alzheimer’s

I have one resident that says “Merry Christmas” every morning. Merry Christmas

Christmas is a special time and no one wants to be alone for the holiday.

However, we have to remember that the holiday can be overwhelming for those with Alzheimer’s.

Just make it simple.  Don’t overwhelm your loved one.

Carefully observe your loved one and if they are overwhelmed or tired, allow them the time to rest.

Understand that while your celebration may not be over, the time may come for your loved one to make an early exit.

How do you make Christmas special for your loved one?

12 Christmas ideas for the elderly

Often it is difficult to know what to buy senior adults for Christmas.

Some suggestions include:christmas

  1. Socks
  2. Clothing
  3. Night clothes
  4. Robe and slippers
  5. Lotion
  6. Baby powder
  7. Kleenex
  8. Stamps
  9. Calendar with family pictures
  10. Blankets or throws
  11. Gift certificate for grocery store or favorite restaurant
  12. Family pictures {frames, blanket, pillow, coffee mug, etc}

Often the best gift is just time with those they love.

What do you give your elderly loved one for Christmas?