Holidays can be a stressful time for anyone– cleaning-the house, preparing meals, and playing host are all demanding tasks.
Christmastime can be particularly difficult for caregivers. When you are responsible for the health and well being of someone else every day of the year including holidays, you may feel like you cannot participate in events as you would like. If your parent or other elderly loved one has dementia and is easily overwhelmed by the bustle of the season, the holidays can be excruciating.
Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your stress and your loved one’s anxiety levels this holiday season.