There's no doubt about it; holidays are a particularly difficult time for caregivers. While the holiday season brings joy and happiness, it's colored with sadness, nostalgia, and stress for those caring for people with Alzheimer's. According to the National Institute on Aging, someone develops Alzheimer’s every 60 seconds, and there are over 5 million Americans currently living with the disease.
During the holidays, caregivers often feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with their routine tasks and celebrating the season with friends and family. It's not easy to maintain traditions, make the holidays special and balance caregiving responsibilities.