Help people suffering dementia at Christmas

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A CHARITY has issued advice on how to help people with dementia enjoy Christmas.

Helping Hands, in Fareham, wants to make the festive season easier for people suffering from the condition.

Branch manager Julia Jones said families should reduce clutter, put signs on cupboards, make one room a quiet room, close the curtains as darkness comes, stick to routines and allow more time in general.

Ms Jones said: ‘The sights, sounds and unfamiliar routine of the Christmas period can be stressful for a person living with dementia.

‘While it’s important to make sure your loved one feels fully included in the festivities, you should also be prepared to make some adjustments to make the celebrations as stress-free as possible.’

She added carol music can help remind people of bygone days.

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