While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s. For many caregivers the holiday season gives rise to stress, frustration and anger, instead of peace and goodwill.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by Alzheimer’s. Continued social distancing protocols, travel restrictions and restrictions limiting family visitation with loved ones in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities are making in-person holiday celebrations challenging again this year.
“As the holidays near, we are raising awareness about the unique challenges caregivers face,” said Katherine L. Lambert, Alzheimer’s Association Regional Leader for NC, SC, & GA and CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “We want to help families across North Carolina navigate these challenges and provide a meaningful and enjoyable occasion for their families.”
Throughout the holiday season, the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina is offering a free virtual education program called, Caregiving During the Holidays. This program is designed to teach caregivers to care for themselves, their loved ones, and about holiday safety all while giving suggestions that may make the holidays more enjoyable for caregivers and their loved ones.
Join us for one of these upcoming virtual programs:
December 7 | 5:45-6:45 PM
December 8 | 10:00-11:00 AM
December 8 | 2:00-3:00 PM
December 9 | 6:00-7:00 PM
December 16 | 11:00 AM-NOON
Register through the links above or by calling 800.272.3900.