Holidays can be stressful enough, but when you add in a person living with dementia, gatherings with family and friends become more complex. Finding the right gift for our loved ones can be challenging. The Alzheimer's Association offers a caregiver holiday guide that shows how, with careful planning, family celebrations can continue to be a meaningful part of the holidays while ensuring safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone.
If you have a caregiver or a person with Alzheimer's on your gift-giving list, we've got some suggestions to make your shopping a bit easier.
Gifts for people with Alzheimer's – in the early stages
Items to help remember things:
Items to help with everyday tasks:
Items to help keep the person engaged:
Gifts for people with Alzheimer's – in the middle-to-late stages
Gifts that stimulate the five senses may bring back pleasant memories:
Gifts for caregivers
The most important gift you can give a caregiver is the gift of time:
The Alzheimer’s Association provides information, programs and services at no charge to help families living with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the free 24-hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900.
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