Your Aging Loved Ones Deserve a Spot in Your Holiday Plans
As the holiday season rolls in, we’re often reminded of the importance of family. It’s a time for joy, gratitude, and celebration, and every member of the family, young and old, deserves to be part of these lifelong memories.
All too often, our aging loved ones feel pushed aside, almost invisible in all of the joy of the holiday season. There’s a place for them at the figurative and literal table this time of year, and it’s our duty as their loved ones to make sure they don’t feel forgotten in all the craziness of the next few months.
Elderly Family Members Are Still Family
The golden years might have changed the physical capabilities of our elders, but it hasn’t eliminated their emotional and social needs. As we plan holiday celebrations, it’s vital to remember that grandma, grandpa, dad, mom, and any of our other older family members are as much a part of our family as any other.
Over the years, they’ve built the foundation upon which our family traditions stand. Excluding them, intentionally or not, can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness, and even depression. They don’t deserve that.
Our elderly loved ones have contributed immensely to our lives, creating countless memories and opportunities. Isn’t it only fair to give back to them during what’s supposed to be the most joyful time of year? Include them in the planning, ask for their opinions, and, more than anything, make them feel valued.
Be Considerate of Cognitive Challenges
As the years go by, cognitive diseases like Dementia and its forms pose a significant and unique challenge in the lives of our elderly loved ones. These challenges may sometimes make it difficult for them to participate in festivities the way they used to, but pushing them aside isn’t the answer.
By understanding their specific challenges, we can tailor our celebrations to be more inclusive. It might mean adjusting the volume of music, creating a quiet space for them, or simplifying games and other activities to involve them.
Being observant and considerate can make a world of difference for them. By acknowledging and preparing for these challenges, we ensure that our family remains unified and our elderly loved ones still find joy in the festivities.
Rely on the Guidance of a Dementia Focused Practice®
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We regularly collaborate with elder law and financial advisor firms, preparing the entire team and enabling them to provide specialized services for those affected by Dementia. This holistic approach ensures that both emotional and legal aspects are addressed, bridging the gap between care and legislation.
For elder law and financial advisor firms eager to contribute and make a difference, the opportunity to become a part of the Dementia Focused Practice® membership through Million Dollar Solution® is invaluable. DFP members are able to tackle topics just like this one and a number of others on behalf of clients and their family members. Our elderly loved ones deserve all the love and respect this season and always. Let’s ensure they feel right at home in the heart of the celebrations.