Halloween Can Be Scary for those with Dementia
Q. My mother-in-law has dementia and lives at home with a caregiver to assist her with activities of daily living. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up in costumes, and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The children also loved trick-or-treating at her home, because she would go all out with the spooky decorations and scary sounds. This year, I am concerned about the stress that the doorbell ringing, the costumes, and the decorations may cause her. Do you have any suggestions so the evening doesn’t turn out to be overwhelming and stressful for her?
Some Ridiculous Halloween Laws
Halloween is a whimsical and imaginative holiday. Tiny ghost and ghouls walk the streets, requesting candy at every house, and carved pumpkins sit next to many front doors. It’s a holiday that really embraces creativity and fun, but it also has a serious side.
There are actually a number of laws surrounding Halloween in different areas of the United States, and in this post we’ll explore some of the most intriguing ones and the reasons behind them.
Halloween Legal Nightmares on Elm Street
In the spirit of Halloween, here is a list of theoretical legal issues that could crop up on this spooky holiday. Don’t be scared though: with this list, you should be prepared for anything...
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