Gift-giving can be done any time of the year. But nothing is more special than handing that perfect gifts to your loved ones during the holiday season. But finding a gift for a senior loved with Alzheimer’s can be difficult. It should be useful depending on the stage of the ailment of your loved one in Alzheimer’s care facilities.
Here are some holiday gift ideas that you can choose from that show love, thoughtfulness, and creativity for loved ones in Alzheimer’s care facilities.
The gift of a puzzle is great for people with cognitive disorders, low mobility, and patients with early stages of Alzheimer’s. Puzzles in different colors, sizes, and pieces that come in different levels of difficulty provide stimulating comfort, a sense of control, and improved mental speed to patients. Customize or personalize photo puzzles are also great options to refresh the patient’s memories.
The price for puzzles ranges from $13 to $30, all are available online for ease and convenience.
A memory phone that can store up a specific number of family members or friends’ names, contact details, and photos is straightforward and convenient to use. Patients in Alzheimer’s care facilities can take advantage of its simplified menu to get in touch with family, friends, and caregivers during an emergency.
The price starts from $45 per month up to $60 for a monthly subscription. But this depends on the mobile carrier of your choice.
Music Therapy for Those in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities
Research shows that music helps stimulate the senses of patients with a moderate case of Alzheimer’s. Gift your loved one with a music therapy bear that can hold their favorite nostalgic tunes.
One particular product that is extremely popular is Arthur – the Music Therapy Bear that meets the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. You can load the bear with around 1,000 songs for only $69.99
The old-school photo frame is now digital with ease and convenience. Most digital photo frames are Wi-Fi-ready and can hold up thousands of photos, and touchscreen.
Share photos via email, social media account, or from Google drive where other family members can also contribute. The perfect gift for a senior loved one starts from $109.99 on Amazon.
Due to memory loss, residents in Alzheimer’s care facilities often forget important dates, appointments, and activities. A smart calendar will keep your loved one’s life a little easier, keeping track of all essential activities in one place.
Keep track of family events, facilities activities, and engagements, chores, meal plans, doctor’s appointments, or grocery lists on a touchscreen device. Price starts at $99.99 on Amazon.
Soap, Lotion, and Fragrances for Those Living in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities
Alzheimer’s care facilities patients with moderate/late Alzheimer’s can use scented soaps, lotion, and fragrances to help stimulate memories. Fragrances that may calm and soothe your loved include lemon and lavender scents.
Rosemary scents can also help with improving memory and alertness.
Perfumes, essential oil blends, diffusers, and scent kits are available for as low as $11.99.
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