Memories of the past

Just because a person grows older does not mean that they don’t have any worth any more, but this is the way that many seniors view their life. During the holidays, it is important for anyone that has a senior in their life, whether family, friend or client, to ensure that that person feels as if they have something to feel thankful for; that they feel loved.

Try reminiscing with a senior. Find out what their past holidays were like. If they cannot remember due to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, then tell them about your holidays and make sure that they feel involved.

If a senior has lost a spouse, thinking back can help them to regain some memories so that they do not feel as though they are all alone – make certain that they know that they have you to lean on. It is just another way to display that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.

If you want to re-enact a past Thanksgiving for a senior, the best way to do so is to engage them in the planning process. It is so important to them that they feel as if they have a say in their life; that it is not just dictated to them!

I have actually been guilty of this. I only want to help, but sometimes I get carried away and have not always given my clients their say. I felt bad when I realized it, so now I go overboard asking for input.

I have been discussing the holidays a lot. I hope I am doing good and not promoting any harm!

Nothing Like the Holidays

Nothing Like the Holidays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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