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Senior Citizens and Holiday Etiquette 101: Tips to Keep Your Aging Loved Ones Comfortable at Your Next Holiday Gathering

The holidays are a time of celebration we all look forward to spending with friends and family. This time of year is for making memories and cherishing time spent with those you love. As you prep your menu, deck the halls, and plan activities for your holiday gathering, be sure to put special consideration into how to keep your aging loved ones comfortable. Here are some helpful holiday etiquette tips from Aging Care Solutions. Don’t take offense. Sensory deficits — such as loss of taste buds — are common for older adults. Don’t take offense to commentary such as “it doesn’t taste like it used to,” from the senior citizens at your table. Older adults may lose up to half of their taste buds, so foods they once loved may not taste as they remember. Keep salt, pepper and extra condiments on the table so your older guests can add spices to their food as needed. Consider noise levels. Hearing loss is also common among aging adults. The more people and background noise at your holiday gathering, the more difficult it will be for older adults to hear conversations. Turn off the holiday music, place children at a table in the next room and consider using paper plates and plastic utensils to cut down clinking and clatter. Seating older adults with their backs against a wall can also help to maximize the sounds of conversation. Keep an eye on the temperature. Maintaining an ideal body temperature can be difficult for senior adults. Keep a sweater or shawl handy, or an afghan folded on the sofa so your guests can...

The Cottages Offers a State-Of-The-Art Memory Care Community Dedicated to Providing Highly Personalized, Unsurpassed Care.

Frisco, Texas, Dec 07, 2018 – As your loved one’s age, it can become increasingly difficult to care for their quality of life, as problems with dementia or Alzheimer’s become more severe than in past years. In times like this, it is important to find a solution that is both easy on your family life, while ensuring that your aging loved one living with a memory disorder will have the quality of care they need to ensure they continue a meaningful and fulfilling life. This is where The Cottages can step in. With locations all over Texas (Frisco, Round Rock, League City, and Amarillo), The Cottages makes it convenient for your family to be able to make frequent visits. The Cottages encourages family visits, with regular meals that family can share in, as well as participating in activities with your senior. “The combination of its homelike atmosphere, family setting and dedication to empowering those living with Alzheimer’s disease to live their lives to the fullest is what sets The Cottages apart from other memory care residences.” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living. The Cottages does not have level-of-care charges, you can expect an experience free of any hidden fees, no matter what care your loved one needs to receive. The last thing you want to worry about when finding care for a loved one is whether to expect additional charges you are not aware of. The Cottages has beautiful views of park-like settings, with caring staff who are interested in the whole person, in addition to caring for their medical and other needs. Don’t...