November 4, 2011

November marks the beginning of a new holiday season full of hustle and bustle. It can be a lonely time for a senior who lives far away from family or does not feel able to participate in holiday activities. But there are many ways to reach out to a senior at this time of year. Helping decorate, baking traditional recipes together, or simply reminiscing are all easy ways to bring joy to seniors and help them feel a part of the celebration.

November is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. National research shows that only one out of ten caregivers has any type of instruction or information to help combat the challenging behavioral patterns of a person with memory loss. Continuum aims to change that statistic by providing resources and education on Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s caregiving. Throughout the month of November, come back here to read about Alzheimer’s disease, communication and care tips, and various resources.