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Here are 16 more ideas for how to improve your communication and the quality of the time you spend with your loved one with dementia.
These tried and true suggestions will contain at least one golden nugget that will help you and your loved one better enjoy your time together, which – of course – is the ultimate of gifts for the elderly.
It can be very frustrating and upsetting to see your loved one seemingly taken away by dementia. It can also be very difficult to understand how to make the time you spend together quality time when your loved one is no longer the same as they were.
I understand how upsetting this process can be and have put together some suggestions for how to make the time spent together valuable,
Spending time with the elderly with dementia can be frustrating and heartbreaking at the same time – you’re not alone. It can be difficult to connect with the elderly with dementia – so I’ve put together some tips and ideas to help.
This article takes the ideas from Gifts for Elderly: Spending Quality Time Together and adapts these ideas specifically to spending time with the elderly with dementia.
Have you ever felt a bit at a loss for how to improve the time you spend with your elderly parent? Often, as our parents’ age, we realize that they will not be around forever and feel a need to make the time spent together count!
I spent a lot of time and effort connecting with the elderly and their families to get advice on how to make the most of the time we do get to spend together.
I couldn’t include a special section for birthday gifts for the elderly and not include one for Christmas (my favorite time of year).
Christmas is a special time of the year for many people and it’s always fun to give a memorable Christmas gift for the elderly!
Whereas many of our other articles contain gift ideas for all occasions,
Many of the gift suggestions made in Gift Ideas for the Elderly will also make good gifts for birthdays for your elderly loved one.
I’ve saved a couple of good ones just for birthday gifts for the elderly, though, so be sure to check this article out.
There are a few new suggestions I thought would be more special for birthdays.
I wanted to include a section with functional gift suggestions for typical conditions that affect the elderly.
This article includes mostly functional ideas so that your gifts for the elderly can be both practical and helpful. Many of the ideas outlined in this article will make life easier – for everyone!
My dad isn’t quite “elderly”
Gift Ideas for the Elderly is an article that provides practical, functional, safety and fun gift suggestions (don’t worry, we wouldn’t forget fun).
These suggestions came directly from elderly people themselves (mostly). As an occupational therapist, I couldn’t help myself and had to throw in a couple of safety equipment suggestions as well.
There are at least 50 gift suggestions,