Trying to find a gift for someone who has dementia can be hard. I know that things my mother used to love are no longer relevant in her life these days. Gone are the subscription to quilting magazines, embroidery patterns, and all of those crafty things she used to love to do. The sewing machine that was the center of her life for 50 years hasn’t been uncovered since the quilt she made in 2014. It sits in the spare room collecting dust along with all of the other sewing paraphernalia that no longer gets used.
I have a few ideas for some things that are special only to her, but I thought that maybe if I were struggling so hard to think of things to get for her then someone else may be as well. I thought I would do a little research for some of the top gifts for someone who suffers from dementia. These are all from Amazon and the links are affiliate links so if you purchase from them I’ll earn a little bit.
I love the aloe socks, but I’ve always wanted to get her the talking parrot. I was afraid how she would react to it. Now, it could easily pass as something bought for the twins that “we” play with too. Much like the dolls that she is constantly swiping from my granddaughter. I’ve learned the hard way I need to buy two exactly alike!
I hope this gives you some ideas for this holiday season. Being a caregiver to a loved one who has dementia of any kind is hard enough trying to figure out what to buy doesn’t have to. I love ordering online it saves so much time and money. Stay tuned next week for great caregiver gifts and my tips to navigate this holiday season when Alzheimer’s is the uninvited guest.