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December 21, 2016
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Woman living with memory loss celebrates the season by being true to herself
Alzheimer’s Association 2016 National Early-Stage Advisor Lonni Schicker was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in 2014. The former teacher says that people living with dementia shouldn’t force themselves to be excited or joyous just because it’s the holiday season. “Celebrate the season by being you and giving what you can,” she writes. “Savor the moment.”

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Encourage safe and useful gifts for a person living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
Some holiday gifts may be unusable or even dangerous to a person living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. If someone asks for gift ideas, suggest items the person needs or can easily enjoy, such as comfortable clothing, music, videos or photo albums.
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