Hosting Holiday Gatherings When A Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Hosting Holiday Gatherings With Loved Ones Who Have Alzheimer's Disease | Hearthstone CommunitiesMost of our most precious holiday memories involve our senior loved ones!

Grandma’s baked apple pies made the entire house smell as sweet as sugar… Dad carved the turkey… One of your uncles dressed up as Santa … Mom coordinated the whole event with her phenomenal organizational skills.

Holiday festivities change when your beloved elders are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions that disrupt memory retention.

If a senior loved one lives with you or you are acting as their primary caregiver, what are you supposed to do when it’s your turn to host the next holiday gathering? If siblings, children, grandchildren and other relatives are planning on coming to your home to celebrate, you are likely to feel a significant amount of stress, even overwhelmed. 

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Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease From Developing With These Five Tips

Prevent Alzheimer's Disease | Hearthstone of BeavertonAlthough no treatment regimen or drug therapy has been found as of yet to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle choices and changes can make a significant difference in your risk of developing the condition.

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Researchers are now discovering that certain lifestyle practices and healthy habits appear to reduce your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s — and they say it’s never too early to start making healthy changes.

But what behaviors actually make a difference?

While no guarantees exist at this time, experts believe concentrating on the following five areas may give you the upper hand on this difficult and debilitating disease.

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