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Holiday Gift Ideas for Alzheimer's

Giving gifts to someone suffering from Alzheimer’s, or any other form of dementia, can be an important part of their treatment, and may be therapeutic in and of itself. A gift can stimulate the brain and excite the senses.

When choosing a gift for someone who has dementia, select items that can assist in making life easier and safer for him or her, or even something that will help them maintain a level of independence. It is also important to keep in mind the stage of progression, and to select a gift that is appropriate for that stage of the disease.


Below are some gift ideas separated by stage:

Early Stage Gifts for Alzheimer’s and dementia

  • Movies and TV shows that can stimulate memories

  • Activity books

  • Reading material that matches their interests

Middle Stage Gifts for Alzheimer’s and dementia

  • Any device that promotes movement of the hands and arms

  • Clocks

  • Puzzles and games

  • Products that will pamper them, such as toiletries

  • Products that will stimulate their senses, such as aromatherapy

Late Stage Gifts for Alzheimer’s and dementia

  • Stuffed animal or a doll

  • Clothing that can help make dressing and undressing easier

  • Music that can stimulate memories

  • Videos that promote visual and auditory stimulation