MINNEAPOLIS — For those living with Alzheimer's or a different dementia and their families, the holidays can be a challenging time.
But the Alzheimer's Association offers resources and guidance: from gift-giving suggestions to traveling with loved ones living with the disease.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota chapter:
"Family gift-giving for people living with dementia can be a meaningful part of the holidays while ensuring comfort and enjoyment for everyone. Travel is sometimes hectic for us all but can be especially challenging for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. It’s critical for families to assess each person’s needs, plan ahead and ask the right questions."
The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota provides information, classes and support groups at no charge to help people impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To learn more, visit www.alz.org/mnnd or call the free 24-hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900. You can also follow the organization on social media @alzmnd.
To learn more specific suggestions for navigating the holiday season while dealing with this cruel disease, watch the above segment that aired on KARE 11 News.
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