Christmas can be the most magical time of the year, but it can also be stressful and emotionally challenging, especially for those affected by dementia. DementiaUK’s Admiral Nurses have put together a list of twelve tips to help those living with dementia and their families and carers, to have the happy and relaxing Christmas that they deserve.

The titles of the tips are listed below. For the full advice visit DementiaUK’s 12 Tips For Christmas webpage.

  • Plan ahead
  • Avoid surprises
  • Think about food and drink
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Avoid overstimulation
  • Keep to routines
  • Think of engaging activities
  • Find out about support groups in your area
  • Don’t overdo it
  • Have a practice run
  • Include the person with dementia
  • Give yourself a break