Decorating for the Holidays Ahead May Improve Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

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This is a time of year when people begin planning for the holiday season ahead. There are numerous holidays in autumn, starting with Halloween and Thanksgiving and then Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and any other holiday a person may celebrate. For somebody who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they may be relying on a professional care provider. If they are being looked after by loved ones, such as a spouse, adult children, or other family members or friends, decorating for these holidays can be a great way to approve mental stimulation and long-term prospects for their life.

Older decorations can inspire.

While there are many new decorations that are released every single year, if the senior has held onto decorations for the past, they can inspire a walk down memory lane. This is a time when they can begin remembering things that happened in the past and that is going to be stimulating the brain activity in a positive way.

Most of the memories people have that are accessed on a regular basis are not providing valuable exercise for the brain, but when you begin tapping into an old memory, for example, it will generally begin triggering others as well.

Staying active is also an incredibly important aspect of long-term and positive Alzheimer’s care. When the senior has something to look forward to, then he or she will generally be more inclined to want to take part in various activities, including family functions.

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