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Esther Heerema, MSW

Got Your List Made? Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Dementia

By November 19, 2012

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Not sure what to get for your family member this holiday season? If she has dementia, that can make choosing a gift even more challenging.

If your loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, you might be concerned about choosing a gift that's helpful but not patronizing. If he's in the middle stages or late stages, it often can be difficult to come up with ideas that are useful and would be well-received.

In light of those thoughts, here's a list of gift ideas grouped loosely by stage that hopefully will be helpful in your dilemma.

Gift Ideas for People with Early Alzheimer's Disease

Gift Ideas for Those with Middle Stage Alzheimer's

Gift Ideas for People with Later Stage Alzheimer's

Also, don't forget to consider the caregivers: A Dementia Caregiver's Wish List

Do you have any suggestions to add to these lists? What's the best (or worst) gift you've ever received?

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