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By Ailidh Aikman

November 15th, 2019

Making Christmas enjoyable for family & friends with dementia

You can take some simple steps to support your family and friends with dementia to enjoy Christmas. Here’s some top tips from the DSDC:

  • Increase light levels; seeing faces helps communication
  • Squeeze in some exercise; what’s good for the heart is good for the head! What about dancing around the Christmas Tree?
  • Trying singing some songs, “does your granny always tell you, that the old songs are the best”?
  • Use crockery that contrasts with the colour of the food so it’s easy to see
  • Finger food makes an easy alternative and can be easier to handle for some people with dementia
  • Go shopping in the morning when the shops are quieter
  • Get the whole family involved in making / supporting these changes

For more advise on how supporting people with dementia to live well, visit our online hub.

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