Tips for less stressful holidays for those with dementia

Tips for less stressful holidays for those with dementia

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Two of our experts have suggestions for ways to make holiday gatherings less stressful for you and loved ones who are living with dementia.

Shannon Braun, director of The ERS Center for Memory Support & Inclusion, sat down with Hannah McCarren, the memory support household coordinator at Marjorie P. Lee. They offered several ideas for what you can do before and during holiday gatherings to have enjoyable, less stressful times. They also offered tips for how to be more inclusive with them while enjoying old or new traditions.

You can watch more helpful video tips from Shannon and make it a great Mindful Monday.

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For even more tips, visit http://theERScenter.org, and go to the blog area at the bottom of the page. 

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Kristin Davenport
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January 06, 2023
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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