With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to think about what kind of gifts you'd like to give all the special people in your life. But when your list includes a loved one who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, shopping for that perfect present can become downright intimidating.
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http://www.boomeranglife.ca/shop. As much as we love our product-line and highly recommend all of our professionally-crafted items, we wanted to give you a few more last-minute gift ideas. So, here is our Top Five List of must-have gift ideas for that near, dear, and extra special someone in your life. Number One: Yourself The best gift of all is spending time with someone you love! We're all busy, but taking even 15 minutes out of the day to spend time with a loved one can make a big difference. As dementia progresses, seniors may start to forget your name, or even who you are, but seeing a friendly and familiar face is a sure-fire way to brighten up their day. The best part is, you don't need to wait for the holiday season to make this kind of wish come true! http://www.alz.org/nyc/in_my_community_17492.asp Thanks for taking the time to read this article! For more great gift giving ideas for seniors living with Alzheimer's or Dementia, please check out this guide from the Alzheimer's Association: https://alzga.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/gift-ideas-for-a-person-with-dementia/ Number Two: Calendar Clock Imagine waking up each morning not only forgetting what time it is, but not even being able to recall what day it is. This is a very common occurrence in seniors living with dementia. A calendar clock is a subtle but extremely useful tool to help keep track of the day. Calendar clocks are becoming more and more popular, with all sorts of amazing designs hitting the market. Choose your favorite design and watch your loved one enjoy this gift for years to come! http://www.alzheimers.net/9-10-14-clocks-for-dementia Number Three: Photo Album There's nothing more personal and touching than a beautiful photo album filled with meaningful pictures. What better way to bring back memories and make your loved one smile than to create a beautiful photo album filled with memories? Try using different holiday themes for a gift that can be added to year after year. https://alzheimersactivities.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/play-catch-with-a-balloon/ Number Four: Music They say music is a universal language. It can also be understood and appreciated across all stages of dementia. Choosing songs full of memorable lyrics and heart-warming melodies can make the perfect gift for your loved one this holiday season. Pair it with a simple and easy-to-use CD player, and you've got yourself a chart-topping combination! http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/musictherapy.html Number Five: Blanketf you are just beginning to explore person-centered care, a fidget blanket is a practical and popular gift for those who are starting to become a bit restless. This small swatch of material can be personalized with embroidered images, small knick-knacks, or colors and patterns that are favored by your loved one. Creating your own blanket by knitting or quilting can add a personal touch. Give a warm hug this holiday season. Give a fidget blanket to the one you love! I https://alzga.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/gift-ideas-for-a-person-with-dementia/