by Rose Parker
If you have a loved one who is battling Alzheimer's disease, you know that it can be difficult to find gifts that will improve their quality of life. However, we have put together a list of 34 great gifts for Alzheimer's patients! These gifts will help make life easier and more enjoyable for your loved one. From photobooks to puzzle books, there is something for everyone on this list!
1. Photo Album
Creating a photo album is a great idea for gifts for your loved one who has Alzheimer's. This will allow them to reminisce about old memories and happy times. This thoughtful gift will help bring some normalcy back into their life. To make this gift extra special, include photos of your loved ones with their friends and family. This will help them feel connected to the people they love even when they may not be able to see them as often or remember them. Albums are a great way to keep memories alive for people suffering from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
2. Large Print Clock
A large print clock is a great gift for your loved one who has Alzheimer's. This will help them stay orientated and on track with time. It can be difficult to keep track of time when you have Alzheimer's, so a large print clock can be very helpful. This clock also features a calendar, which can be useful for keeping track of appointments or important dates. The large print makes it easy to see, even for those with vision problems.
3. Netflix Gift Card
Caring for someone who has Alzheimer's gives new meaning to the term "Netflix and Chill". This will make a great gift for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients on their day off. They can sit back, relax, and watch their favorite shows without having to worry. Gift cards are the perfect way to give the gift of Netflix. The ecard provides an easy way to send this thoughtful gift. Show your love and appreciation to a caregiver today!
4. Crossword Puzzle
Keeping the cognitive functions sharp is important, especially in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. What better way than with a crossword puzzle book. It comes with different levels of difficulty to strengthen different mental skills. It's also a great way to spend quality time with your loved one. You can work on the puzzles together and reminisce about good times. So sharpen their pencil and help your loved one build those cognitive skills today!
A wise person once said that "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you're gonna get" and we'll add no matter which one you get -make the best of it. Not only that, but chocolate just seems to make everything better and always makes a great gift. It's a sweet way to show your loved one you care. For Alzheimer's patients, who may struggle with depression chocolate can help boost their mood. So go ahead and allow them to indulge, we promise we won't tell!
6. Gel seat Cushion
On those days when you may have an appointment with your loved one dealing with Alzheimer's you want them to be as comfortable as possible especially if the wait will belong. This Gel seat cushion does the job perfectly. It's portable so you can take it with you wherever you go and the gel will keep them comfortable. It comes in a variety of colors to match any style and is easy to clean. So make sure your loved one is as comfortable as possible when you have to wait! It would also be a nice gift for arthritis sufferers.
Some people with Alzheimer's may have problems sleeping through the night. This can be due to several reasons such as anxiety, fear, or restlessness. A great way to help them sleep better is by using nightlights. There are many different types available that range in style and color. You can also find some that mimic natural light cycles which can help with their circadian rhythm. So make sure they get a good night's sleep with the help of a nightlight!
8. Coloring Book
Coloring books are not just for kids! They can be a great way for adults to relax and de-stress. For Alzheimer's patients, this can be especially helpful. It allows them to focus on something other than their illness and can help relieve boredom or anxiety. There are many different types of coloring books available such as nature scenes, mandalas, geometric patterns, and more. This is a great gift for Alzheimer's patients so give your loved one this gift and watch them relax and have fun!
9. Home Security System
For Alzheimer's patients, it can be a safety concern to live alone. This is especially true if they are prone to wandering off or becoming easily confused. A home security system can help ease those fears and provide peace of mind for both you and your loved one. This home security system comes with built-in Alexa, two-way audio, and motion detection. Set up is quick and simple as long as there is WIFI and you can start getting notifications on your phone. This is an appropriate gift for Alzheimer's patients or anyone with a wheelchair to help them stay safe.
10. Herbal Teas
It's Tea Time! Herbal teas are a great way for Alzheimer's patients to relax, de-stress and reminisce. This variety tea gift box will be a delight. Let them enjoy a range of flavors from Chai to black tea. Herbal teas are not only delicious but they offer many health benefits as well. It can also help with digestion, headaches, and other common symptoms. This is a great gift for Alzheimer's patients that can be enjoyed daily.
11. Skillmatics Card Game
Skillmatics is a card game that helps improve memory skills and cognitive function. It is perfect for people with Alzheimer's or dementia. The game has three different levels of difficulty so it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The object of the game is to match the cards in your hand with the ones on the table. This is a great gift for Alzheimer's patients to help keep their minds sharp and have some fun at the same time! This is a great idea for early-stage Alzheimer's patients to help them navigate this disease.
12. Music Box
Music can be soothing and therapeutic and for someone with Alzheimer's disease that is prone to anxiety and excitability, it can be a welcome addition to their daily routine. It is lightweight and easy to carry and requires no battery. For hours of music, all you need to do is turn the handle. This music box has a classic look. This is a great gift for Alzheimer's patients that will provide comfort and relaxation.
13. Big Button Remote
For seniors with Alzheimer's, having a big button remote can be very helpful in simplifying their life. With this remote, they can easily change the channel, adjust the volume, or turn the TV off without having to search for small buttons on a traditional remote control. This remote also comes with large print numbers and letters so it is easy to see and use. This is a great gift for someone who is struggling with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Flowers are a classic gift for any occasion and they are no different for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Flowers can brighten up their day and provide a sense of joy. They also have a calming effect which can be beneficial for those who suffer from anxiety or dementia. This bouquet comes in a beautiful vase with a variety of flowers in shades of pink, white and purple. It is sure to bring cheer to them even on a not-so-good day.
15. Dog Name Scarf
It is often said that dogs are a man's best friend. However, someone who has Alzheimer's may not even remember their best friend. This scarf is a great way to help them remember their dog's name and rekindle that bond they had. Not to mention it will make their fur baby look adorable. This is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who may not have a lot of family around and relies on their fur friend for company. They will appreciate this thoughtful gift from you.
16. Modeling Clay
For some people with Alzheimer's, keeping their hands busy can help to keep their mind active. This modeling clay is a great option because it is non-toxic and easy to use. It comes in a variety of colors so they can be creative and make whatever they want. Help them get their creative juices flowing with this great gift and let their artistic side come out. Plus, when they are finished making their work of art they can just pop it in the oven and it will harden so they can keep it forever.
17. Mom Bookmark
It may be heartbreaking when your mother struggles to recognize you. Even if that's the case remind her who she is to you. This is a great mother's day gift for an Alzheimer's patient. It will make her feel loved and remind her who she is every time she reads a book. You can also personalize it to make it extra special. It is made from stainless steel which means it is not only beautiful but durable. Show your mom that no matter what you'll stick beside her and always love her.
18. Message Board
A message board is a great way for an Alzheimer's patient to keep abreast of important dates and appointments. Put this message board in a prominent place in their home so they won't miss out on things that may be important to them. You can also use it to leave messages for them so they know you're thinking of them. This would be a great gift for anyone who struggles with memory loss because it gives them a way to stay connected and organized. The best part is that you can customize it however you want to make it perfect for them.
19. Collage Blanket
It's like a scrapbook but in a blanket. Give them a personalized collage blanket so they can surround themselves with the faces of all their loved ones and favorite memories. This is a great way to keep them feeling loved and connected even when they're not able to be with those they love. You can choose any photos you want and even add text so they know exactly who each photo is of. This would be a perfect gift for a grandfather with Alzheimer's who loves spending time snuggled up in blankets.
20. Meal Delivery Subscription
After being in an accident having to cook is probably the last thing on your loved one's mind. Give them the gift of convenience with a meal delivery gift card. This will allow them to take a break from cooking and relax while someone else prepares their meals for them. They have the option of ordering from a variety of restaurants that will fit their dietary needs and personal tastes. This is a great gift for the accident survivor who wants to take it easy and not have to worry about cooking.
21. Family Birthday Calendar
This is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who is starting to lose track of time and dates. A family birthday calendar will help them keep track of all the important dates in their lives. You can personalize it with photos of each family member and write down their birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. This would be a great way to keep them connected to their family even if they're not able to be there in person.
22. Slip-on Shoes
One of the biggest struggles for Alzheimer's patients is getting dressed. This can be especially difficult if they're unsteady on their feet. That's why slip-on shoes are a great gift for them. They're easy to put on and take off, which makes them perfect for those who have trouble with dexterity. Plus, they come in a variety of colors so you can find the perfect pair for your loved one. It is also soft and comfy making this a great gift for Alzheimer's patients.
23. House Key Holder
Forgetfulness is common among Alzheimer's patients, which can make it difficult to keep track of important things like house keys. That's why a house keyholder is such a great gift idea. It keeps their keys organized and easily accessible so they won't lose them or spend hours trying to find them. This is a great gift for those who are always misplacing their keys.
24. Memory Box
A memory box is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who is starting to lose their memories. It's a place where they can store all of their precious memories and keep them safe. You can fill it with photos, mementos, letters and other items that are special to them. This would be a perfect way to help them hold on to their memories even as they are battling this disease. Help them to keep some sense of normalcy with this memory box that will remind them of the things they cherish.
25. Jigsaw Puzzle
A jigsaw puzzle is a great way to keep an Alzheimer's patient mentally stimulated. It can help to improve their cognitive skills and memory recall. Plus, it's a fun activity that they can do with friends or family members. You can find puzzles in a variety of different sizes and difficulty levels so you can find the perfect one for your loved one. This would be a great gift for someone who loves spending time completing puzzles and is a great way to keep them entertained.
26. Sun Hat
Even while battling Alzheimer's your loved one may still have a desire to do activities they once enjoyed like gardening. So this trendy sun hat is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who spends a lot of time outdoors. It will protect them from the sun and keep them cool in the summer months. Plus, it comes in a variety of different styles so you can find one that they will love. This would be the perfect gift for your mother or aunt who loves taking time to tend to their garden.
27. Key Bracelet
A key bracelet is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who is always losing their keys. This way, they will always have their keys on them and they won't be misplaced. Plus, it's a great accessory to add some style to any outfit. You can find key bracelets in a variety of different colors and designs so you can find the perfect one for your loved one. This would be a great gift for someone who is always misplacing their keys or for someone who loves accessories.
28. Ice Cream
We scream for Ice Cream! What's not to love about this classic treat? Ice cream is a great gift for Alzheimer's patient because it's something that they can enjoy without having to worry about remembering anything. Plus, it's a fun activity that they can do with friends or family members. You can find ice cream in a variety of different flavors so you can find the perfect one for your loved one.
29. Medical Alert Bracelet
A medical alert bracelet is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who is at risk of wandering. It helps to keep them safe by allowing others to quickly and easily identify that they have this disease. This would be perfect for someone who often forgets where they are or gets lost in familiar places. A medical alert bracelet is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who wants to be able to live independently. This way, if they ever have a medical emergency, they will be able to get the help they need. Plus, it's a great way to peace of mind for their loved ones.
30. Stuffed Toy
A stuffed toy is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who loves animals. They will be able to cuddle with their favorite animal and it will help them to feel safe and secure. Plus, it's a great way to decorate their room or home. You can find stuffed toys in a variety of different animals so you can find the perfect one for your loved one. This would be a great gift for your loved one with Alzheimer's who loves animals.
31. Location Device
A location device is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who is at risk of wandering. It helps to keep them safe by allowing others to quickly and easily track their whereabouts. This would be perfect for someone who often gets lost or has a hard time recalling where they are. Give yourself peace of mind with this device. it has unlimited real-time tracking every five minutes. You'll always be able to locate your loved one and that feeling is priceless.
32. Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who often feels anxious or agitated. It helps to calm them by providing a gentle, comforting weight. This would be perfect for someone who struggles with anxiety or insomnia. A weighted blanket is a great way to help your loved one feel more relaxed and at ease. Plus, it's machine washable so cleaning is a breeze.
33. Fidget Toy
A fidget toy is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who often feels restless or anxious. It helps to calm them by providing a way to keep their hands busy. This would be perfect for someone who struggles with anxiety or insomnia. A fidget toy is a great way to help your loved one feel more relaxed and at ease. Plus, it's small enough to take with them on the go so they can use it anytime, anywhere.
34. Memory Picture Phone
A memory picture phone is a great gift for an Alzheimer's patient who loves staying connected with friends and family. It helps them to remember loved ones by storing photos of them on the phone. This would be perfect for someone who struggles to recall names or faces. Plus, it's a great way to stay in touch with loved ones who live far away. You can find memory picture phones in a variety of different sizes and styles so you can find the perfect one for your loved one.
Watching someone you love deteriorate before your eyes to the point where they may not even remember you can be quite heartbreaking. The best you can do is support them and show them how much you care. We hope you enjoyed our list of 34 gifts for Alzheimer's patients. These gifts can help to improve their quality of life by providing them with mental stimulation, comfort, and connection. Happy shopping!
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