(Creating Dementia Solutions 22) Preparing for Holiday Gatherings

Miles for Memories volunteer Connie Skidmore returns in this episode of Creating Dementia Solutions to offer first-hand advice as folks prepare for holiday gatherings that will include a loved one with dementia.

Connie discusses approaches which can help adapt festivities to better suit those with dementia who may be attending. As well, she talks about preparing loved ones who may not have seen that family member in a while so they, too, can adapt.

Episode Resources
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
Creating Dementia Solutions: Emergency Responders Embrace ‘Help Home’ Technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.