Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Living with dementia

13 Jan 2014

How Best to Celebrate Christmas With a Person with Dementia

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LEE-FAY LOW Christmas can be a stressful time for hosts and guests alike, and it’s more so for carers of people living with dementia. It’s difficult to give general advice about how to get through the holiday season with as little fuss as possible because everyone is unique, and the various types and stages of dementia affect behaviour in different ways. So I’m going to tell you a story of how one couple is getting through. Hopefully, their strategies will suggest things other families can do for a better Christmas. Tom and Nola are not real people. Their portraits… Read More