Nov 21, 2011

Alzheimer's and Thanksgiving Day

Why doesn't McDonald's have turkey burgers on Thanksgiving day?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

This Thursday is Thanksgiving day.

Are you making any special preparations for the person living with Alzheimer's?

Are you nervous or worried about potential behavior problems or unsettling behavior caused by a change of environment?

Are you worried about how people might react if your loved one doesn't recognize them?

Which of these statements describes you:
  • I don't even want to think about it?
  • I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving day.
  • Bob, where do you get questions like this?

Are you worried that some obnoxious or thoughtless relative might ruin the day for your loved one?

What will you do if your loved one starts asking the same question over and over to someone other than yourself?

For those of you that live in a part of the world where they don't celebrate Thanksgiving day this Thursday, what will you be doing?

Why doesn't McDonald's have turkey burgers on Thanksgiving day?

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room