Christmas with dementia

Some Christmas gift thoughts for those with dementia.

  • Short visits
  • Hugs, physical
    tenderness
  • Tapes of soft music, sing-a-long
    tapes
  • Exercise items – ‘soft’ balls to
    toss, indoor bowl set, exercise bike
  • Books – large print, few
    words.
  • Photo album of memories and life
    achievements.
  • Soft pillows, stuffed
    toys
  • Foot bath, whirl pool, grooming
    items
  • Fresh fruit
  • Soft lighting – dimmer switch,
    night lights
  • Adaptive equipment for the home –
    tub rails, hand held shower, locks/door alarm
  • Velcro clothing, sweat shirts,
    tube socks, leg warmers
  • Plants – indoor to brighten up the
    room, or tomato plants for interest or growth changes
  • Gift certificates – beauty/Barber
    shoppe, podiatry, pharmacy, taxi trips…

 

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Paul Smith

Paul is a veteran journalist, non-fiction author and writing mentor. He has also served on boards ranging from TVNZ to UNESCO.