Recently, I was interviewed for an article at Chabad.org about tips for including loved ones living with dementia in Chanukah celebrations. With Christmas fast approaching, it seems appropriate to review a few of those tips here for your upcoming family gatherings.
Alone among the leading cultural figures of American society, Santa Claus qualifies as our only pro-aging icon. He is eminently comfortable with his own age and deeply concerned about the welfare of others. With his extraordinary magical abilities he could, presumably, “reverse aging” for himself, but knows that doing so would be an act of foolishness.
Aging stands still for a day as we take some time to celebrate Christmas. Happy holidays to all those celibrating Hanukah, Kwanza, the Solstice, or the Yule season.
We will be back up later this week revving the engines for the year to come.
Have fun and stay safe.