Many different groups have holiday celebrations coming up in the next few months. We all know that the holidays can sometimes bring on the blues or temporary feelings of depression. Past memories and present loneliness may cause an older person to take on symptoms of depression. In Texas as well as everywhere else, it's up to the person's loving family members to step up and do some elderly planning to get the loved one through the holidays, the New Year and beyond.
There's no reason why these activities cannot be focused on uplifting the elderly parent's spirits based on prior habits and enjoyed activities. According to an article published by a registered nurse and elder care coordinator, it helps to recreate experiences of prior happy memories for the loved one who is disabled to one degree or another. Assisting the parent in purchasing gifts for family members can be helpful.