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50 Great Holiday Gifts for People with Dementia

If you have a loved one who’s living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, you may feel like gift-giving has become difficult. But years of intensive scientific research and the efforts of caring experts have led to the development of so many great gift ideas. These items can help your loved one be entertained, comfortable and happy.

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Here’s a list of some of the best gifts for people with dementia:

Early to Mid-Stage Dementia Gifts:

  1. ViewClix Smart Frame
  2. Music & Memories Photo Frame
  3. Amazon Echo Show
  4. RAZ Memory Cell Phone
  5. Easy TV Remote
  6. Photo Phone with Hands-Free Dialing
  7. Day Clock with Reminder Assistance
  8. The Lumen Simplified Tablet for Seniors
  9. The Droplet Smart Mug
  10. Paint by Numbers for Adults
  11. 1950s Memory Lane Large Print Book
  12. Various Recommended Chapter Novels
  13. Keeping Busy Match the Chips
  14. Keeping Busy 35-Piece Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzle
  15. Custom Photo Puzzle
  16. Puzzle Cube
  17. Keeping Busy Match the Shapes
  18. Match the Shapes Low Vision Edition
  19. Word Search Book
  20. Adult Activity Book with Puzzles, Games and More
  21. Vanmor Tangram Pattern Blocks Set
  22. Large Print Playing Cards
  23. Reusable, Non-Toxic Modeling Clay
  24. Aquapaint Reusable Water Painting Set
  25. Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads Activity Set
  26. Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board
  27. Fur Fiddle Activity Hand Muff
  28. Fidget Apron
  29. Fidget Sensory Activity Pack
  30. Adult Coloring Books
  31. GeriGuard Solutions Fidget Board
  32. A Walk in the Garden Large Print Book
  33. The New York Times Ultimate Birthday Book
  34. Secure and Easy-to-Dress Clothing for Men and Women
  35. Adaptive Clothing
  36. Eatwell Assistive Tableware

Late-Stage Dementia Gifts: 

  1. Arthur Bear Musical Teddy Bear
  2. Perfect Petzzz Stuffed Animals
  3. Life Companion Therapy Stuffed Animals
  4. Robotic Pet Cat
  5. Robotic Pet Dog
  6. Comfort Therapy Lifelike Baby Doll
  7. Tactile Sensory Cushion

Gifts for Any Stage of Dementia:

  1. Weighted Wrap
  2. Weighted Lap Pad
  3. Weighted Blanket
  4. Chocolates (or other favorite foods)
  5. Simple Music Player
  6. Ceramic Flower Aromatherapy Diffuser
  7. Free Live Feed Camera Views of Nature

There are so many great gifts for people with dementia. Making your loved one feel special and cared for has never been easier. The easy-to-use tablets and phones help them stay connected. Games, puzzles and books allow them to exercise their minds. All sorts of arts and crafts keep them engaged and entertained. Blankets, clothes, aromatherapy and music keep them comfortable and calm. 

And, of course, there’s no better gift than time with a caring companion.

seniors giving each other gifts for Christmas

Memory Care at The Ridge

Compassionate care from a dedicated professional team is the best way to ensure comfort and safety for your loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Memory care at The Ridge is unsurpassed in its commitment to help your loved one live their best life. 

If you want to find out more about all the wonderful living options at The Ridge, including memory care for all stages and forms of dementia, contact us. Their comfort and your peace of mind are our top priorities.