Navigating the holidays with dementia can be challenging, especially when it comes to travel. When designing a holiday trip, there are key strategies that caregivers can take in planning all of the trips this season may require. Dr. Alexis Eastman, a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, joins Being Patient Live Talks on Friday, October 27th at 12:00 p.m. PT/ 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss best practices for holiday travel and family gatherings for people living with dementia.
Eastman is currently serves as the director of Clinical Operations for the UW geriatrics clinics, the medical director of Badger Prairie Health Care Center, and the director of the Chronic & Preventive Care course at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She has developed and continues to innovate models of care for older patients, including pre-operative risk, memory evaluation, telemedicine, and other forms of comprehensive geriatric care.
While the holiday season can be a busy and stressful time for caregivers, there are ways to make this festive season better for people living with cognitive decline. RSVP to this talk to learn how caregivers and people living with dementia can prepare for the holiday season.