Continuing Education Home Care Seminar ADL Interventions for people with dementia and Home Modifications Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:30-8pm Guest speakers: Sheila Lynch, OTR/L Terry Donovan For more information see dementia CEU flyer.
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By Jan Hanneke, LMSW For many families this saying brings feelings of comfort, joy and warmth; but for others, the holidays are a time for inconsistent routine, too many people, and an increase in confusion. Many times, the holidays can raise red flags that “Mom, wasn’t this bad last year” or “How did Grandpa forget who I was, I just saw him for Thanksgiving.” Families can start to see more memory loss, increased confusion and disorientation in their loved ones with cognitive impairment. People with dementia benefit from a consistent, structured, daily routine with meaningful activities, but not overstimulation. The holidays do not always favor consistency, restfulness, and quiet. If you are experiencing challenges around the holidays here are a few tips: Find the right balance: It is easy to get wrapped-up in shopping, family dinners, and holiday traditions. It is great to encourage your loved one to stay engaged,… → Keep Reading