Dementia Care During the Holidays:
Tips for Less Stress and More Joy
Monday, November 25, 2019
6:30 – 8 pm
Space is limited to 15
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave 48104
If you are caring for someone living with dementia and find that holidays bring added worry and stress, please join me for an evening of creative problem solving in a supportive setting.
Together we will create a set of strategies to help manage some of your anticipated struggles for the upcoming holiday season.
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As a companion, my mission is...
...to help people strive for satisfaction in life through simple pleasures, and
...to support families in their role as primary caregiver.
I offer 3 layers of support:
My focus as a companion is to bring joy and comfort into everyday living through meaningful and shared experiences. This occurs through visits at someone’s place of residence. I can visit in a person’s home or at a residential care facility.
This is a supportive role to family members who are unable to visit as often as they would like. I strive to give the quality of care that family members would give if they were able to. I provide meaningful information to help family in their role as primary caregiver, and to help them make the most of their time with their loved one.
“long distance liaison”
I also provide more in-depth involvement as needed when family members live too far away to visit regularly, or are out of town for any period of time. In this instance, I can have more involvement in the oversight directly, managing the relationships with medical personnel and facility employees face to face. I can be more active in facilitating correspondence between family members and their loved one. For this layer of support, I offer a written summary to the family members, which would include details of the visits and recommendations for improvements to the living environment. I can implement any improvements that the family agrees would be beneficial. And, I am available to the family through phone, text, or email to answer any questions or just to “check in.”