Decorating for the Memory Impaired

Decorating for the Memory Impaired

In the U.S., it is traditional to decorate your home for Christmas. Many Americans adorn their homes with countless lights and trees, making the holiday season shine brighter. It is a festive time for many, but it can be a stressful time for mentally impaired seniors. Individuals who suffer from cognitive disabilities can become disoriented and scared of the sudden change in scenery. The disruption of a routine can be unsettling and cause fear. Tips for safe decorating: Do not use blinking lights Use flameless fireplaces or candles Tape down wires and extension cords Keep the home free of clutter Avoid motion-detecting decor Use plastic decorations The holiday season should be fun for everyone. If you are living with a mentally impaired senior, keep these tips in mind. When decorating, plan to avoid triggering your loved one. Maintain routines during the season and keep your senior’s environment as stable as possible. Happy Holidays! For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an...
Read More
Spread the Christmas spirit by helping out a senior

Spread the Christmas spirit by helping out a senior

At OurSeniors.net, we like to say that our purpose is to serve the needs of seniors in every way possible.  One of the most basic needs of seniors is to remain connected to others. This is true of all people at any age, but it may be more difficult for seniors. If you are a senior living alone, do not feel like you are the only one! According to the Administration on Aging, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 28% of older adults lived alone in 2017. Today is the day after Christmas; hopefully you have enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday, spent with friends and family. This is the time of year that those connections to others seem especially important. Unfortunately, it is probably true that many of the seniors in our community did not have those opportunities.  Social isolation is one of the most difficult problems faced by our seniors. We wish that we...
Read More