Tips to Having a Dementia Friendly Family Christmas

5 Tips for a Dementia Friendly Family Christmas

Enjoy Precious Moments with your loved ones this Christmas

The festive period can be an overwhelming time, particularly for people living with dementia. Here’s a few reminders of how we can all minimise stress, stay calm and enjoy more Precious Moments together this Christmas:

A dementia friendly family christmas

5 Simple Tips

1: When it’s cold and bright, enjoy some exercise in the fresh air together. Look out for birds and winter wildlife, for example along the Chichester canal.

2: Enjoy dementia-friendly activities at Christmas such as carol-singing or simple Christmas crafts. Have a look at our busy Activity programme every week at Sage House.

3: Spend time with friends and family in smaller groups, for shorter amounts of time. Remember Daisy’s Café at Sage House is a relaxed place to get together.

4: Notice and be grateful for the Precious Moments when they happen, from snuggling up under a blanket, to dancing along to your favourite Christmas hit.

5: If you or someone you know needs some support, our dementia Wayfinding Service is free, timely and open to all, just get in touch to make an appointment.

To find more tips on how you can support people with dementia this Christmas go to our Precious Moments Campaign.