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Gift Ideas for People with Dementia and Memory Loss

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 10, 2018

Spring Arbor - VAYou did not mention gifts, but 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 all her favorite music and a set of comfortable headphones
  • Framed enlargements of old family pictures
  • Scrapbooks of your Mom’s life, work and 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 her
  • Promise to take her to visit her 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 her past, if possible
  • A holiday decoration for her door
  • A Memory Box filled with mementos of interest to her
  • Large piece, fewer pieces, adult jigsaw puzzles
  • Easy-to-fasten clothing
  • Window garden for her to work on in the winter months
  • Video of family

And remember, Santa, during this season and throughout the year, the love and support you give your loved one throughout the year is the greatest gift.

For more information on aging parents, contact Spring Arbor.

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