Great Gifts For Seniors With Alzheimer’s

The holidays are coming, and often it’s hard for family members to know what to get for a senior parent or loved one who has Alzheimer’s. Sometimes it’s tough to find a gift that they can use, but that won’t remind them of their condition or make them sad. Alzheimer’s care services are specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s and a service that should be considered.

If you’re stumped about what to get for your senior parent with Alzheimer’s for the holidays this year try giving them one or more of these gifts:

Alzheimer's Care Waltham MA - Great Gifts For Seniors With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Care Waltham MA – Great Gifts For Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care

The caregivers who specialize in Alzheimer’s care know how to communicate effectively with seniors who have Alzheimer’s. They offer compassionate comprehensive care at every stage of Alzheimer’s. Your senior parent will get the best possible care at home, and you’ll get the peace of mind of knowing your senior parent is being well-cared for. Call our local care agency today to talk about Alzheimer’s care.

Fidget Toys

It’s very common for seniors with Alzheimer’s to fidget or want to do things with their hands, especially when they are nervous or anxious. Fidget toys for seniors with Alzheimer’s are designed to soothe seniors with Alzheimer’s and give them lots of sensory tools to keep them occupied. There are mitts, blankets, bibs, and other fidget items that are perfect for seniors with Alzheimer’s.

Digital Photo Frame

A digital photo frame loaded with family photos is often better than a stationary photo album. Seniors with Alzheimer’s may not know how to open a photo book or they may not think to open an album. But a digital photo frame is like a screen where the photos just load right in their line of sight, triggering memories.

Music Players with Personalized Playlists

Create personalized playlists of the senior’s favorite music or songs and load them on an old smartphone, or an MP3 player, or create playlists on a service like Spotify that can be activated with a voice command so that your senior parent can listen to their favorite music whenever they want.

Simple Puzzles and Games

Choose puzzles and games that are age-appropriate and have large, easy-to-handle pieces. Simple jigsaw puzzles or matching games can provide cognitive stimulation and entertainment.

Adaptive Clothing

Clothing designed for ease of dressing, such as adaptive clothing with Velcro closures or magnetic buttons, can make dressing more comfortable and less challenging for individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Picture Books

There are many different picture books designed for people with Alzheimer’s. They have large glossy photos and simple short sentences beneath the photos so that they’re easy to read. Some books feature pets, babies, religious scenes, flowers, and more. They are a fantastic way to keep seniors with Alzheimer’s occupied and encourage them to practice cognitive skills.

Time-keeping Devices

Simple clocks or watches with large, easy-to-read numbers can help seniors maintain a sense of time and routine. Some devices are designed specifically for individuals with dementia, displaying the day of the week and whether it’s morning or evening.

Art Supplies

Art can be a therapeutic outlet. Provide simple art supplies like sketchbooks, coloring books, and colored pencils to encourage creativity and self-expression.

Dolls Or Animatronic Pets

Seniors who have advanced Alzheimer’s often find realistic dolls soothing and comforting. Taking care of the doll as if it were a baby gives them a sense of purpose. And holding the doll gives them comfort. Reborn dolls, which are known for having incredibly realistic features, are great gifts for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Animatronic cats and dogs that have realistic fur and that purr, bark, and open and close their eyes are also fun companions for seniors with Alzheimer’s.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Alzheimer’s Care Services in Waltham MA or the surrounding areas please get in touch with the caring staff at Visiting Nurse & Community Care today. (781) 643-6090