Holiday Tips for people living with dementia

The holiday season can be a joyful time for family and friends to spend together and share in traditions. However, this busy time of year can also be particularly overwhelming and stressful for people affected by dementia.

With some adjustments, people living with dementia and their families can enjoy the holidays by participating in the traditions that have always been important to them, while creating new experiences.

The tips in this handout can help people living with dementia and their care partners make the holiday season special and meaningful.

For additional dementia information and support during the holidays, contact your local Resource Centre, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800- 936-6033 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or visit

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