Christmas and Dementia: Some Benefits and Coping Strategies (BBC News / NHS England)


Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has released his traditional Christmas-time message to families and carers.

Some simple coping strategies are provided. It is noted, on the positive side, that TV repeats and familiar seasonal music can stimulate pleasurable emotional memories in people with dementia at Christmas:

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The TV repeats and old songs that help people with dementia. London: BBC Health News, December 22nd 2019.

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TV repeats and seasonal songs can help people with dementia. [Online]: NHS England, December 22nd 2019.

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