The shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas can be a little odd. We spend a week reflecting on all the many blessings in our lives and how grateful we are for all that we have. And then, at the stroke of midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving (and sometimes on Thanksgiving Day itself), we’re inundated with commercials and sales telling us we need to get more stuff.
Celebrating the holiday season is easy in Belleville. The only challenge you’re likely to run into is choosing your favorites from all the fun Belleville holiday events and activities. And that’s a good problem to have during this joyous holiday season!
Your parent isn’t defined by their dementia. They aren’t a “fall risk” or a “wanderer.” Their true personalities aren’t argumentative or absent-minded.
Rather, they’re your mother or father. They’re individuals with a lifetime of experiences and contributions that have led to this point in their lives. Dementia may be causing them to forget things or sink into difficult moods, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing that defines them.
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Prayer doesn’t work like a punch card. All your wishes and dreams aren’t automatically answered after you pray for them ten times. That’s something we all learn early on as we develop our spirituality as adults.
Exercise for the mind is just as important as exercising the body, research shows. You’ve heard the saying, “use it or lose it.” That goes for the brain as well.
“What do we want?”
“Low flying’ airplane noises!”
“When do we want ’em?”
That may seem like just a corny joke (and it is corny, we’ll admit it) but it’s much more than that. It’s a creative way of caring for a parent with dementia.
There is no medicine that can cure dementia, no medicine that can prevent it. But all hope is not lost. Dementia caregivers are finding new and creative ways to supplement the care of their parents with dementia. One alternative method to improve their quality of life? Humor.