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How should I decorate for parties or holidays if a loved one has dementia?

If you have a loved one with dementia, party or holiday decorations can still adorn your home, but in moderation. Hang cheerful ones that recall memories and family traditions. Do not overdo it. Hauling out a lifetime of decorations can clause clutter and overstimulation, which can intensify disorientation and agitation. Ensure, even more than usual, that decorations do not block pathways or pose potential fire hazards.

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