Supporting a person during the festive period
This resource is for carers, families and staff supporting family members. It aims to give some ideas on how best to support a person living with dementia during a busy time of celebration, taking Christmas as an example. The ideas in this resource can be applied to any celebration, whether a birthday, family gathering or faith celebration.
It is important to be mindful that every person will experience festive events or celebrations differently. Some people may thrive in a busy environment, watching children play and seeing family get together. For others, it may be a difficult time.
Whatever the occasion, the following short course will give some ideas on how best to support a person living with dementia during a busy time of festivities.