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Finding Balance Between Health and Tradition

Navigating the holiday season can be tricky, especially with loved ones who experience Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. With increased socializing indoors and large family gatherings, the winter season can bring a flurry of cold, flu, and COVID-19 germs. Holiday celebrations can also be overwhelming for someone living with memory issues. Prioritizing your loved one’s health and well-being may mean letting go of some traditions, but could lead to better holiday experiences for everyone.

Here is a roundup of our past blog articles that might help you find balance between health and tradition this holiday season:

8 Tips to Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Winter has officially arrived! Unfortunately, so has the start of the cold and flu season. Don’t let a stuffed up nose stop you from enjoying the holiday season with these eight tips for healthy living. Boost and sustain your immune system with consistent personal hygiene, regular exercise, and plenty of rest. Take advantage of the winter festivities by putting your health first with a few small changes.

Celebrating the Holidays During a Pandemic in 5 Easy Steps

Holidays with the family continue to look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find rewarding ways to share the season with loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Keeping With Tradition: Strategies for Successful Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Family traditions can be sacred rituals around the holiday season. When a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia starts to forget those traditions it may be time to downsize and focus on the ones that really matter. Create an atmosphere of joy for the entire family without sacrificing your traditions.

Willow River is Here to Help

At Willow River, we understand the challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia can bring. If you have questions or need help, Willow River has the answers and resources you need. Call Willow River Senior Living at 888-546-1886 to start the conversation today.