People often struggle to find ways to show people with dementia that they care. A suggestion for this is to buy a gift for them. Even if there is no special occasion, giving someone a gift can make them feel good on the inside. In this article we’ll discuss some gift ideas for people with dementia.
Gifts For Socializing
Some of the best gifts to give a person with dementia are gifts that you can enjoy with them. As dementia progresses, and social settings might not be the ideal environment, think of purchasing engaging games that stimulate the mind. Here are a few.
- Lincoln Logs
- Playing cards
- Crossword Puzzle Book
These games and activities would allow them not only to interact with someone else, but also do require cognitive stimulation, which is great for their brains.
Electronics are a great way to keep someone connected to others and thinking! Some of the best electronic gifts to give might be more pricey, but could also have a lasting impact.
- A printer- to print photos or letters they have typed.
- A phone- to make calls or FaceTime with loved ones and friends.
- A digital photo frame- family members can email photos right to the frame.
- Wireless key finders- to help locate keys or a phone.
Dementia Therapy Related Gifts
There are some gifts you can give to help with mental and emotional stress. You can also give something that might help with physical or occupational abilities. Here are some suggestions as to what you could give.
- An oil diffuser
- Digital Clocks
- Mood lights
- Therapeutic lamps
- Large, cozy blankets
- Clothing that is comfortable and easy to put on
- New walking shoes
- Senior or adult coloring books
Gifts For Dementia Caregivers
If someone is caring for your loved one who has dementia, another person you might buy gifts for is their caregiver. Caregivers enjoy gifts that help them to relax or have fun! Some ideas for them are below.
- Aromatherapy soaps, lotions or candles
- A gift card for a massage
- Visa gift card for groceries
- Soft socks or a blanket
- Books they might enjoy
- Chocolate or other sweet treats
In general, gift giving does not need to be overly complicated. There are a variety of gifts you can give to let your loved one know that they are still a part of your life.
Orchard at Brookhaven is a luxury senior living community in Atlanta that prides ourselves on making our residents feel loved and comfortable. We give the gift of care openly and gently daily! Our well-trained staff is happy to care for you or your loved one. If you think we might be the right fit for you or someone in your family, feel free to contact us to set up a complementary consultation.