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Easing the Transition to a New Home

Moving to a new home can be stressful for anyone. For a person suffering with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the transition can be that much harder. When moving into a new home, residents are encouraged to bring their favorite photos and trinkets with them. These are strategically placed to welcome residents home to familiar items with positive associations. Items such as a favorite quilted comforter, stuffed animal or treasured vase really help people feel at home. It is also suggested that their rooms are enhanced with familiar furnishings and framed photos of family and friends. Employing these methods help make the transition less difficult for residents and their families.

Lianne Ketcheson, Nanaimo Memory and Complex Care,

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