As the holidays approach, Camellia Place is committed to sharing the joy and warmth of this special time with everyone. We understand the unique challenges faced by those caring for individuals with dementia and the importance of choosing gifts that resonate with their needs and preferences. 

To help guide shopping efforts, we’ve curated a thoughtful list of gift ideas, specifically tailored for those at different stages of dementia. These selections are designed to bring comfort, joy, and a sense of familiarity to individuals with memory loss, enhancing their well-being during the festive season. 


Gift Ideas for Early-Stage Dementia:


  1. Photo Memory Game: Personalized with meaningful photos and text.
  2. PICLINK Multi-Game Set: Features 36 tiles with various categories.
  3. Dementia-Friendly Puzzles: Customizable with different themes.
  4. Board Games: To improve dexterity and mental strength.
  5. At-Home Activities: Like knitting, crocheting, or reminiscence therapy.


Creative and Stimulating Gifts:


  1. Aquapaint: Reusable painting tool for artistic expression.
  2. Simple Music Player: Easy-to-use, dementia-friendly music player.
  3. Therapy Dough: Infused dough for art therapy.
  4. Custom Photo Book: Filled with memorable images.
  5. Music Therapy Teddy Bear: Plush bear with a built-in MP3 player.


Gift Ideas for Middle- to Late-Stage Dementia:

senior with puzzle

  1. Memory Picture Phone: Simplified phone with photo buttons.
  2. Digital Alarm Clock and Reminder Assistant: Large, clear display.
  3. Dementia-Friendly Busy Boards: With engaging attachments.
  4. Fidget Blankets or Pillows: With tactile elements like zippers.
  5. Playable ART Ball: Wooden toy for dexterity and imagination.


Helpful and Assistive Gadgets:

  1. Adaptive Clothing: Easy-to-dress clothing.
  2. Adaptive Equipment and Utensils: For easier eating and mobility.
  3. Nonslip Shower Mat: For bathroom safety.


Sensory Gifts:

  1. Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Diffuser: For stress relief.
  2. Soft Knit Pajamas: Comfortable and cozy clothing.
  3. Chunky Knit Blanket: For warmth and comfort.
  4. Indoor Gardening Kit or Plant: To inspire purpose and beauty.


Let us be a part of your journey in making the holiday season a time of joy and meaningful connection for all! 

Whether you’re seeking advice, specialized care options, or a deeper understanding of dementia care, Camellia Place is here to assist. Contact us online or call us directly to learn more about how we can help you provide the best care possible during the holidays and beyond.