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Preparing the Person with AD
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  • Talk about and show photos of the people who are coming to visit. 

  • Play familiar holiday music and serve favorite traditional holiday foods.

  • Watch and/or help with decorating.

  • Persons with AD may recognize faces of family members and friends but can’t recall their names – name tags are helpful.

  • Have a “quiet” room if things get too hectic and have a familiar person stay with them so they don’t feel isolated or “left out”.

  • Prepare for distractions beforehand (i.e., use of a photo album) to divert attention if problem behaviors occur.

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