Giving a gift to a person with dementia doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many items specifically designed for the cognitively impaired. Below is a partial list of items that may be a good choice for your loved one.

Amazon Echo Show “Alexa” voice assistant with video calling
The Amazon Echo Show is an Alexa personal voice assistant with a video screen. It’s like the Echo or Echo Dot, with the addition of a video screen. The Echo has a “drop in” feature which does not require the older adult to take any action to accept the call.

Digital Photo Frame
Most frames allow you to upload pictures remotely.

RAZ Memory Cell Phone
This dementia-friendly mobile phone is a cell phone that someone with cognitive impairment can use. It has a single screen that never turns off, calling by picture and emergency services. Plus, Remote Manage provides families with the unprecedented ability to remotely manage ALL aspects of the mobile phone through a simple app or online portal.

Relish – Matching Card Game, Large Images
Each pack of cards contains 3 games of varying difficulty: Snap, Pairs, and Full House. Designed for people with early to mid-stage dementia, the illustrated cards feature easily recognizable images in bold contrasting colors, so players can enjoy a lively game with friends and family with little to no assistance.

Relish Musical Bingo Game
As dementia progresses, music can be used to enhance communication and wellbeing. Designed for all stages of dementia, this game features evocative melodies carefully selected to trigger memories.

Activity Books and Puzzles
– Grandma & Grandpa’s Word Searches Volume 1 and Volume 2
– The Fun and Easy Memory Activity Book for Adults
– Easy Relaxing Puzzles
– Little Moments of Joy Adult Activity Book
– The Fun and Relaxing Adult Activity Book
– Delightful! Easy Puzzles, Memory Activities and Brain Games for Adults

Relish Aquapaint Water Painting Packs
– Wonderful Animals
– Garden Wonders
– Ocean Life
– Home Improvement
– Farm Memories
– Classic Vehicles

Springbok Puzzles to Remember – Springbok has designed 36- and 100-piece jigsaw puzzles in a wide variety of beautiful designs for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The large pieces are easier to grip and see and the pictures are vibrant and artistic – not at all childish.

Portrait Puzzles
Use your own photo to create a custom 30-piece custom jigsaw puzzle, 16 x 20 inch size. These puzzles are designed for people with reduced vision, low mobility, and cognitive impairment.

Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to relieve distress and anxiety. They’re especially helpful for soothing people with Alzheimer’s or dementia – day or night.

Stuffed Animals and Dolls
Cuddly stuffed animals give comfort and can become a pet or companion. Dolls can bring back happy memories of early parenthood.

For more ideas, check out 46 Amazing Gifts for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia