There are over 55 million people, worldwide, living with some form of dementia. Generally speaking, the term refers to a wide range of symptoms including trouble with logical reasoning, changes in personality, and the inability to perform activities of daily life.
If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, then you’ve likely experienced the everchanging assortment of challenges that come with the territory. That said, you understand the need for tools to help your family with those challenges. While we wish we could hand you a magic cure-all, instead we’ve come up with this short list of some pretty amazing products that can help alleviate some of the anxiety and agitation you and your loved one no doubt experience quite regularly. Don’t worry – no how-to’s here that only vaguely describe a situation that isn’t alike for any two people in the world; just 8 simple gifts for the adult with dementia in your life (that will preserve their dignity).
My Identity Doctor – Pre-Engraved, Customized Women’s Dementia Medical Bracelet – Mini Steel Beads
What it is: A fashionable medical ID bracelet
Features we love: This stainless steel, customizable medical ID bracelet doesn’t sacrifice style for practicality! It is pre-engraved with the word “dementia” and comes with an adjustable clasp.
Healthy Seniors Fidget Blanket for Dementia
What it is: A calming fidget tool for seniors who have dementia
Features we love: Sensory therapy at its simplest yet finest! This blanket fits perfectly in your lap and features several textures and fine motor activities to calm nerves and improve hand dexterity.
Birds: An Easy Large Print Adult Coloring Book Activity for Alzheimer’s Patients and Seniors With Dementia
What it is: An adult coloring book specifically for seniors and those with dementia
Features we love: This is the perfect gift for a loved one who has difficulty with vision or has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. The book is large print and features beautiful yet simple mosaics for coloring.
Baby Animals, A No Text Picture Book: A Calming Gift for Alzheimer Patients
What it is: A calming picture book for seniors and dementia patients
Features we love: We can’t say it any better than the seller! “Give your loved one the dignity they deserve with a simple book they can read.” This book features top-notch photography of baby animals to spark creativity and soothe its readers.
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American Lifetime Large Digital Clock
What it is: An extra-large display digital clock
Features we love: Sizes come in 7, 8, and 12 inches. The easy-to-read digital clock displays the time and date with no abbreviations, making it perfect for seniors with limited eyesight or those diagnosed with conditions that make reading or seeing difficult.
Activity Blanket for Seniors with Alzheimer’s
What it is: A soft lap fidget that zips closed.
Features we love: This fidget has plenty of activities from clasps, to buttons, to ties. It mixes sensory therapy and fine motor learning. Best of all, you can add your own family photos to one of the sections!
Premium Alzheimers Dementia / Identification Bracelet
What it is: A stylish medical ID bracelet for men
Features we love: This ID bracelet can be custom engraved to include name, address, phone number, and medical conditions. Its simple design wears like a watch and is subtle enough to keep your loved one looking handsome, but prominent enough that in an emergency, it’ll be noticed!
Companion Pet Sensory Blanket
What it is: A sensory and fidget blanket that rolls up to resemble a puppy
Features we love: This blanket comes with attached fidgets, a placeholder for personal photos, and various textures. It’s the perfect gift for the loved one who is crazy about animals because when it’s closed up, it turns into a plush puppy to hold and snuggle.
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