FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 18, 2013
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA OFFERS TIPS TO KEEP THE CHEER IN THE HOLIDAYS
New Infographic Shares Strategies to Help People With Dementia, Caregivers
NEW YORK (December 18, 2013) — Holiday help is here! The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today released a new infographic that offers tips to help caregivers modify holiday routines and create new traditions that embrace the abilities of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, reduce stress for themselves and their loved ones—and keep the cheer in the holidays.
Some of the suggestions include minimizing decorations and clutter; altering traditions, such as attending religious services or serving the big meal earlier in the day; and participating in activities geared toward stimulating memories, such as singing, listening to music and looking through old photographs.
For additional information and holiday-oriented tips and support, visit www.alzfdn.org or call 866-232-8484.
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About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national non-profit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a toll-free hot line staffed by licensed social workers, educational materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers, and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter (@alzfdn), and “like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/AlzheimersFoundationofAmerica).
Contact: Amanda (Hirschhorn) Secor