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The holidays are a wonderful time,  but they aren’t always easy when your loved one has dementia. 

Dementia is an incredibly difficult disease, not just for the person who suffers from dementia, but for all of their friends and family as well. The last thing that anyone wants is to celebrate the holidays without their loved one, and luckily, you can read about helpful tips for creating a happy holiday for your loved one with dementia in our latest  blog. Today, our memory care professionals in Durham will be finishing up our list with these last few tips:

#4. Watch what you serve your loved one at mealtimes. 

There are certain things, like sugary foods and drinks, that can exacerbate the negative behaviors associated with dementia, so avoid giving your loved one too much of these foods. It’s also important to avoid giving your loved one too much alcohol, as this could increase their risk for falling. If you plan on giving them alcohol at all, consult their physician before your party.

#5. Involve your loved one in the preparations for your party. 

People of all ages like to feel included and useful, and that fact doesn’t change when someone has dementia. There are lots of little things you can do to get your loved one involved in your party preparations, like decorating cookies, hanging decorations, setting the table, etc.

#6. Create a quiet place for your loved one. 

Even a small get-together can be overwhelming for someone who has dementia, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in place. If you notice that your loved one is getting too agitated or stressed, take them to a quiet place where they can relax and calm down.

Our lifestyle driven care model incorporates activities specifically chosen to nurture the mind, body and spirit of each individual. LiveWell lifestyle activities include gardening, photography, creative writing, visiting artists and lecturers, dance and fitness, pet therapy, children visits, music therapy and community service.


We recognize how precious each moment is for our aging loved ones. Our custom designed care programs build on the unique moments of each individual’s daily life to foster an environment where each day is filled with encouragement, achievement and wellbeing.


LiveWell's care philosophy embraces aging as a unique and precious opportunity in one's life for discovery, growth and restorative activities, not a time for idleness, decline and despair. We want to help our clients and residents celebrate each of life's moments!