Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Your Loved One With Dementia

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Your Loved One With Dementia

This holiday season, look no further, we have a great list of gifts for your loved one living with dementia! Whether you’re on a budget or stuck on what to gift someone with a memory impairment, we’ve got you covered!

Puzzles and Board Games

This holiday season, look no further, we have a great list of gifts for your loved one living with dementia! Whether you’re on a budget or stuck on what to gift someone with a memory impairment, we’ve got you covered!

In any stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia, puzzles and board games are exceptionally good gifts for your loved one. Puzzle games are suggested to ease some of the symptoms individuals face and provide a stimulating comfort to their mind as well as a sense of control. They can even help improve mental speed and thought processes. Board games can encourage recall, socialization, improve concentration, and increase knowledge. Different types of word games and interaction games can increase mood and help your loved one feel accomplished and satisfied as well as providing them, and you, with some fun!

Personalized Gifts

In adults with a memory loss, scrapbooking is a great way for them to focus on a task, relax and reminisce. Includes photos that can remind them of family and friends. Pasting photos, writing, and using scissors can help improve their hand-eye coordination, and motor skills which can be a lacking factor with adults with memory loss.

Sometimes it can be frustrating for diagnosed individuals when they cannot remember the names of their family members or recognize their faces. A personalized gift with a family photo or with names can be very comforting and remind them about the people that care for them. One unique way to do this is by getting a photo personalized blanket or a personalized frame. These types of gifts helps bring tons of joy in a very tough and challenging times.

Give the Gift of Music

Another amazing tool and gift for diagnosed individuals is music. It can help bring peace, relaxation as well as trigger some memory recall at times. Music related gifts can also provide stimulation, fun and engagement with others.

To help with some of the stress of trying to find a good gift for your loved one during this holiday season, we put together a list of gift inspirations! These suggestions will display your care for them further and remind them of that they are so loved. And that is what the holiday season is about!

Our top 10 list!

Would You Rather Game- This game helps you interact with your loved ones and help stretch out the mind a bit and this will have them thinking. A fun game to play.

Brain Health Puzzle Book

Brain Health Puzzle Book - This book helps ease the mind as well as get the brain flowing 

Love Memory Scrapbook - This will give your loved one a long lasting memory that will remind them that they are loved unconditionally 

Adult Puzzle -This is a beautiful puzzle that will bring a great light to the heart of your loved one and this will put a smile on their face 

Customized family photo blanket - During this holiday season, this unique gift will have a constant reminder that they are loved and this allows you to pick whichever family photo you think is best and that you think would make your loved one very happy that they have a family that loves them always 

Personalized Music Box - Music is a great connection to the past and present time. This gift can is just one example of a popular song that often has a beautiful meaning for families

Tabletop Organizer - This is the perfect gift for our loved ones who may need a hand in keeping their items in one place to avoid losing them

Easy Painting Set - This gift will bring joy to not only your loved one, but to anyone who walks by the finished artwork! This set is meant to be easily followed. 

Bingo - This is an all time favorite game for those young and old, A great way to connect with family, grandchildren, and friends for cognitive stimulation and some fun 

3-D Puzzle - This puzzle is a Gramophone that really works! The fun is that you will get to put it together and then listen to the beautiful music it makes

About the Author Dana Castoria

Dana’s personal interest in health and wellness ignites her passion to help execute impactful change in the nonprofit field. As a Hofstra University graduate with a degree in Public Health and a demonstrated history in communications, Dana is committed to merge the community, individuals and professionals of Long Island to help the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center achieve its mission. Having joined the team in July 2017, she came from an assisted living facility and with over 5 years’ experience in the senior care field. Dana helped the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center plant it’s feet and grow in the new Westbury location, and believes her efforts to attain the resources to further develop and sustain its services is her part in caring for and supporting diagnosed individuals and caregivers. Outside of the office, you can find Dana exploring Manhattan, on the beach with a volleyball, dog-watching at a park or spending time with her family and friends, especially if a board game is involved!

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia?