Many families traditionally travel over the river and through the woods to reach Grandmother's (and Grandfather's) house for holiday festivities. While the thought of everyone together under one roof may seem like a joyous time to visit, reminisce and create new memories, it can often be one of the most stressful times of the year for seniors.
Most seniors become entrenched in their own quiet-but-steady routines as they grow older, and the disruption of an established schedule can cause confusion and anxiety. Sometimes even the hustle and bustle of company for a day can be exhausting for seniors. These times can be equally stressful for caregivers of seniors who are expecting company over the holidays. However, there are several strategies that help the holidays be a stress-free, enjoyable time for all.
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