As December is in full-swing and the Holidays are right around the corner, it can get overwhelming to think of what gifts to get for all the special people in your life. Especially as our loved ones get older, it can become harder to find the perfect gifts for them. So today we have compiled a list of 10 great holiday gifts for seniors and those with dementia.
Relish 63 Piece Farmers Market Dementia Jigsaw Puzzle (24.99) – Jigsaw puzzles are great for seniors and especially ones with dementia. This puzzle is ideal because it has big pieces that are easy to control, the vibrant contrasting colours help with visual impairment, the number of pieces provides a good challenge while also not being too difficult or overwhelming, and the nostalgic scene sparks good memories.
Skylight Frame: 10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame (199.00) – This gift is easy to use and the perfect gift to put a smile on your loved ones face. Once you plug it in and connect it to wifi – you get a unique Email address that allows family members to send in photos that will appear instantly on the frame. Since most seniors don’t have access to social media, it’s the perfect way to share memories with them as they happen.
The Splendor of Mother & Child Animals: A Picture Book for Seniors, Adults with Alzheimer’s and Others (18.35) – Emma Rose Sparrow has numerous books made specifically for seniors and adults with Alzheimer’s who can no longer read books. These books give the pleasure of reading and flipping through a book and have no mention of how they’re made specifically for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
A Day At The Park: Large Print Fiction for Seniors with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, a Stroke or people who enjoy simplified stories (Senior Fiction) (13.03) – If your loved one is still able to read, James Stonebridge has great senior fiction available with large print that is easier for them to read. Seniors won’t feel overwhelmed by lengthy paragraphs or complex vocabulary, and the chapters feature photos to help visualize what is transpiring.
Fanwer Sock aid tool-Socks Helper&Pants Assist straps for seniors, Disabled,Pregnant, Diabetics – Pulling Assist Device (22.99) – As one of the more practical gifts on our list, we have this device that helps seniors and people with mobility issues. It works with both socks and pants and it is a great tool to help maintain independence for your loved ones!
Syrinx Full Size Weighted Blanket 12lbs, 48”x72”, Grey, 100% Breathable Fabric 2.0 Adults Blanket with Glass Beads (60.90) – Weighted blankets are scientifically-proven to reduce both anxiety and distress. They’re a great tool for helping to soothe seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
GUND Animated My Pet Puddles Puppy Plush Stuffed Animal Dog Sound and Movement Toy, Yellow, 12″ (57.93) – This cute little plush pooch is a great way to comfort seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s and acts as a companion and something for them to take care of and look after. This battery operated stuffed toy has interactive elements while also being super soft and cuddly.
Around the World Word Search Puzzles: Based on the World’s Most Popular Travel Destinations (LARGE PRINT) (9.95) – Word Search is a great activity to keep seniors stimulated and this large print edition makes it easy for them to read. The pages are thick and conducive to whichever writing instrument your loved one prefers (pencils, pens, highlighters). Completing these puzzles can give seniors a sense of accomplishment, and is also a good way to pass the time while keeping your brain working (but not overwhelmed).
Mity rain 30X Magnifying Glass with LED Light – High Power Handheld Lighted Magnifier with Large Double Glass Lens Led Magnifiers (21.99) – Here is another gift on the more practical side for your loved ones who are having trouble seeing smaller print. This magnifying glass is a handy tool because it has the option to be used with the LED light and it is easily portable.
Able Life Able Tray Table, Adjustable Bamboo Swivel TV and Laptop Table with Ergonomic Stand Assist Safety Handle, Independent Living Aid (196.97) – This tray table is a perfect aid for seniors who want to maintain independence. The tray table is practical, but the real selling point is in the stable safety handle that provides support to stand or sit. The mechanism is secure underneath the couch and can make life so much easier for seniors.
Hopefully our list provides you with some good ideas or inspiration for holiday gift giving. We would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays!