Dementia is defined as “a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.” Dementia isn’t a disease in itself, but rather a term used to describe a wide variety of symptoms associated with memory impairment and thinking ability.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, but at least two of the following must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia:
Holidays evoke images of family traditions and celebrations with friends. But for those of you living with family members who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other dementia, the holidays can be challenging. While it is important that you pay attention to these needs, it is just as important to take care of yourself, enjoy the holidays and add some beautiful memories with your loved ones.