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Gift Ideas for People with Dementia - Richmond, VA

- Friday, November 22, 2013

The holidays are approaching and Black Friday shopping looms only one week away. Many families have loved ones who are suffering from dementia. While you don't want your loved ones left out of the festivities, it can be challenging to come up with gift ideas for those who suffer from dementia related illnesses.

Here are a few suggestions of great gifts for people living with dementia that you can pass along to family and friends:

  • An Ipod filled with favorite music and a set of comfortable headphones
  • Framed enlargements of old family pictures
  • Scrapbooks of your your loved one's life, work, awards,
  • Photo albums of fun family activities
  • Taped religious readings, sermons or poetry
  • Scented lotions with a promise of a back rub
  • A music box
  • A favorite dessert baked just for them
  • Promise to take him/her to visit their house of worship
  • A drive to see the holiday lights at night
  • New pillow, sheets or comforter
  • Soft lap blanket or throw
  • Large print books
  • Soft fuzzy nightwear or slippers
  • A leisurely stroll through a favorite place, mall, park, or some place of meaning from the past, if possible
  • A holiday decoration for the door
  • A Memory Box filled with mementos of interest
  • Large piece, fewer pieces, adult jigsaw puzzles
  • Easy-to-fasten clothing
  • Window garden for him/her to work on in the winter months
  • Video of family

Keep in mind, during this season and throughout the year, the love and support you give your loved ones throughout the year is the greatest gift. For more information on dementia related service and assisted living facilities in Richmond, Va or throughout VA, contact Spring Arbor.