Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

During this time of year, people begin thinking about gifts for the holidays. For a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, family members and friends oftentimes struggle with appropriate gift items. A listening device with recordings of favorite songs. Framed enlargements of family pictures. A picture scrapbook of the loved one’s life, work, awards, and more. A photo album filled with pictures of past fun family activities. A personal reminisce/life enrichment box with contributions from all family members, based on the person’s specific interests. Recorded Bible readings, sermons or poetry. Lotions, creams, or favorite scent. A music box. A therapeutic photo memory quilt or fidget quilt, such as the ones at A favorite dessert or treat. A leisurely stroll through a favorite place. A visit to a local church. A drive to see the holiday lights. A new pillow, sheet set or comforter. Soft lap blankets. Large print books. Soft, fuzzy nightwear or slippers. Holiday decorations to decorate their door or apartment. “Regardless of abilities, loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will appreciate and respond to gifts,” said Juliet Holt, director of dementia care programming for Brookdale. “These gift suggestions highlight and encourage at least one dimension of living an Optimum Life®. We encourage providing opportunities for success during the holiday season.”

7 Replies to “Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer’s Disease”

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