If your loved one is living with a condition that causes dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, choosing a gift can be a challenge. However, you should not let that make you miss an opportunity to make your loved one feel special. There are many different gifts that are ideal for a person with dementia and that show how much you care. Here are some ideas to help with your shopping.
In the early stages of dementia, gifts that help your loved one remember things are helpful. Give items like sticky notes, erasable white boards, or pocket-sized notebooks. In these stages of dementia, your loved one may also appreciate an outing together or a collection of favorite movies. In middle- and late-stage dementia, look for gifts that stimulate the senses, like a lotion with a scent your loved one has always liked or a soft blanket. Comfortable clothing, favorite music, and framed family photos labeled with names can also be great gifts.
Your support and the assisted living services provided by Avalon Memory Care can work together to make your loved one with Alzheimer’s feel secure. For information about our Alzheimer’s care in Dallas and Fort Worth, call (214) 752-7050.