Our older loved ones may enjoy having guests over for a visit, but when Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other cognitive impairment is a factor it may make things difficult. However, it’s not impossible to have a positive experience during these visits — all it takes is some preparation ahead of time by getting to know a few dos and don’ts. Understanding more about our loved one’s condition and creating great memories may encourage the family to visit more. Here, we share a few ideas to encourage family and friends to see a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be a challenging task to face, especially if you’ve had a prior negative experience. But with the right attitude and a strategy in place to work towards creating a pleasant environment for your loved ones, you may just be able to take home a new wonderful memory. For more details on how to find the best care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cognitive impairment, visit our guide, Just the Facts: A Guide to Memory Care.
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