What is the best type of gift to give someone with memory impairment?

Asked by: Jacqueline Hatch |Posted on: November,19 | Viewed: 318 times


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People with memory impairment have a special set of care needs, but there are things you can do to soothe them and make them feel loved. This holiday season, consider the following gifts to help someone with memory impairment:

1. Essential Oils 
Essential oils have been proven to help ease depression and anxiety associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Memory Care communities often feature aromatherapy classes to help stimulate the senses and improve the quality of life of someone living with chronic illness. Consider giving your loved one a bottle of lavender, rosemary, or peppermint oil this holiday season. Chances are, the scent alone will make them feel more comfortable and at-ease.

2. A Music Player 
Music therapy is another treatment method for those living with memory impairment. Music can also help stimulate the sense and help retrieve lost memories. For this reason, a simple music player may be the best gift option for your loved one. Load it up with some of their favorite songs from the past, and watch their smile light up the room when they hear an old familiar tune. 

 3. A Paint Set 
Art therapy can also be extremely beneficial for people with memory impairment. Creating art engages the whole brain and allows for memory recall, allowing the person to feel more grounded and connected to the world around them. This year, get your loved one a paint set and some blank easels to practice on. Spend some time teaching them to paint and create some beautiful art together! 

For more ideas on the best gifts to get someone with memory impairment, read Seniorly's article on the "Top 5 Tech Products for Alzheimer's Patients" https://www.seniorly.com/resources/articles/top-5-tech-products-for-alzheimer-s-patients

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