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Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is a time for gratefulness. As care partners, we sometimes get so blogged down with the responsibilities that we forget to look for the positives. Take some time today and find something to be grateful for. Everything you find, no matter how small will lighten your load. Really! Just thinking positive thoughts does that and being grateful is about as positive as you can be.

In fact, make it a habit to think of three things to be grateful for before you get out of bed in the morning and three more before you go to sleep at night. Try this for a week and I'll bet you'll feel happier.

We are traveling this week, visiting with family. Blessing to all of you as you enjoy this weekend. We hope you too have family to share your gratefulness with. As for your loved one, to make life easier for both of you:
  • If you are traveling, do as much as you can to bring familiarity with you. A favorite pillow or blanket, photos, or other items will make a big difference.
  • If you are having company in, a group that's having a good time often gets pretty loud. Plan an island of quiet in another room where your loved one can escape if needed. Invite family and friends to visit one or two at a time with your loved one.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
For more information about Lewy body disorders, read our books:
A Caregivers’ Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia
Responsive Dementia Care: Fewer Behaviors Fewer Drugs
Lewy Body Dementia: A Manual for Staff
Helen and James Whitworth are not doctors, lawyers or social workers. As informed caregivers, they share the information here for educational purposes only. It should never be used instead of a professional's advice.

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