Gift Ideas


Three gifts wrapped with bows

Share a list of useful and needed gifts with family and friends. They will want to bring gifts for you both and will appreciate the help you offer. You might want to suggest items that will make daily living easier. I.E., If the person living with dementia only seems to like to wear cardigans.  Suggest that they would love one and their favourite colour is blue. Even if you have two blue cardigans one can be in the wash while the twin cardigan is being worn.

  • Blankets, sweater and other warm items
  • Photo books, digital photo frames, scrapbook or binder
  • Closed toed, proper fitting and soled slippers that will decrease risk of falls
  • If giving Shampoos and soaps (avoid ones that will dry the skin, or are greasy)
  • Electric razor and other grooming items
  • Music, mp3 player, their favourite music or message from family, and a comfortable pair of ear phones
  • Multiples of favourite clothing, comfortable and easy use clothing
  • Calendar that can be easily hung
  • Clock that clearly shows the time or days
  • Books and magazines that can be used to reminisce
  • Items that encourage past traditions I.E., stocking filled with gifts, favourite treat or decoration
  • Flowers that are safe
  • Things that are fun to touch and play with.  I.E., The Alzheimer Society has beautiful tactile quilts donated by the Quilting Guild.