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Holiday Celebration Tips

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to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees.

AARP Tips for Caregivers at the Holiday Dinner Table
So what should and shouldn’t family caregivers say at the holiday dinner table to both keep the peace and make a plea for more help?

Seasonal Depression in the Elderly by Anne-Marie Botek 
Falls and hypothermia are likely to top the list of caregiver concerns during the icy winter months, but seniors are also at risk for some lesser-known health hazards. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and vitamin D deficiency can have damaging effects on older adults’ physical and mental health. Learn about the signs of these conditions and their treatments to ensure your loved one has a happy and healthy winter.

Holiday Hints For Alzheimer’s Caregivers from NIH
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring.