Holidays

Wrapped in Holiday Spirit: 5 Senior-Friendly Gift Ideas

Seniors exchanging gifts

Giving gifts is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of the holiday season, but coming up with gift ideas – particularly for people who already have everything – can be difficult. You may already be racking your brain for what to get grandparents and other senior adults. Since they don’t need anything and they don’t want anything, what can you get that’s not another photo album, pair of fuzzy slippers or bag of favorite coffee? 

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for When Visiting an Aging Parent

Senior couple sitting near a Christmas tree

The holiday season will soon be upon us, and with it, the opportunity for adult children to “take stock” of how their aging parents are doing. Many family members live at least an hour away from their aging parents, making the holiday season a particularly important time.

Four Holiday Shopping Tips For Seniors With Limited Transportation

Four Holiday Shopping Tips For Seniors With Limited Transportation

The holiday season is in full swing, which means that it’s time for the not-so-holly-jolly holiday shopping season. While we all have these images in our heads of brightly wrapped packages, beautiful storefront windows and a magical feeling in the air, the truth is that buying gifts at this time of year can be stressful, annoying and – especially for seniors who have difficulty getting around for a variety of reasons – time consuming and even unsafe.

Traveling During the Holidays with a Loved One with Memory Loss

Traveling During the Holidays with a Loved One with Memory Loss

As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts often turn to visiting friends and family. Whether it’s a short trip across town or a cross-country trip by plane, visiting loved ones makes the holidays merry and bright. But if you’re a caregiver for someone with dementia or another form of memory loss, travel requires more than a little preparation, patience and determination. 

Holidays & Exercise for Seniors

The holiday season is approaching faster than we even realize, bringing with it Halloween candy, loads of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, plenty of pies, Christmas cookies and, of course, some extra unwanted pounds. The holidays can be hectic and tempting, leaving little time to exercise and continue an exercise routine, or so you think. Although there may be plenty of parties, feasts and activities to take part in, it’s still possible to keep up with or adapt your current routine to fit your holiday needs.

Adapting Holiday Traditions for Seniors with Memory Loss

Adapting Holiday Traditions

The holiday seasons are often full of excitement, nostalgia and good cheer. Family may come to visit or you may travel to see them. The home may be full of wonderful scents and holiday movies or festive music may be playing. It’s truly a wonderful time of year for those of all ages; however, for those with memory loss, the holidays can mean something else entirely.

Tips for Decorating Ornaments with Those with Memory Loss

Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

The holidays are swiftly approaching, bringing all the joy, stress and sometimes anxiety, that the holidays have a tendency to bring. As a caregiver, it can be even harder to take the time and enjoy the season and all of the activities because of the added stress of caring for your loved one. You may wonder what activities you can involve your loved one in, because of the complexities of their memory loss.

Tips for Celebrating Everyday Life and Milestones

Celebrating Everyday Life and Milestones

Celebrating Everyday Life and Milestones

Celebrations are an important part of anyone’s life. For Milestones, such as holidays, special events and birthdays, it is important to include your loved one. Sometimes, even the little things, such as immersing yourself in activities and taking care of your health, can be worth celebrating because of the independence and good feelings that occur as a result.

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