Birthdays, Christmases and Other Holidays
What makes a birthday, Christmas or holiday special is individual – so you will want to find something memorable for you. Here are a few ideas to start you off.
You could choose a theme for the day bringing it into your bedroom and party e.g. Caribbean, pirates, fairies, 60’s or 70’s. Enjoy the preparations!
Some of the best presents are things that take no energy to use, if you can sit it by you and look at it occasionally when you have the energy then it's perfect for someone of a low percentage. Here are some suggested ideas:-
Things to avoid unless told otherwise.
Food on the Day
For the Sponge:
For the Meringue:
Alternatively leave the sponge whole and make one large baked Alaska.
Some severely affected people may not want any celebration at all. This is up to the individual and they should not be pushed into doing something they don’t want to. This can be very hard for the family, especially if it is Christmas; but try to make the time special for everyone else, away from the severely affected person. Set aside periods to just sit with the severely affected person even if they aren’t taking part in the festivities.
With time they/you will begin to enjoy life again and take part in things the way they used to.
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