Caregiving Through the Holidays


Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter, and memories, but they can also bring stress, disappointment, and sadness. Disruption to routines, overstimulation, and confusion can also cause unexpected behavior in the person with dementia.

Join the Alzheimer's Association to learn some tips on how to maximize enjoyment & minimize stress during the holidays, and how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.