Looking for an easy, meaningful gift? Print and give our holiday coupon book!
Not sure what to give someone who is living with Alzheimer’s or is a caregiver?
It can sometimes be difficult to know what to give someone for the holidays. It can be even more challenging if the person is living with Alzheimer’s or is a caregiver.
Research has shown that many people prefer gifts that involve experiences over material items. We have prepared a coupon book with a variety of experiential gift suggestions. Most are free or low-cost.
The coupon items can help make a big difference in the lives of people living with dementia and/or their caregivers.
Print out the coupon book (or this socially distant version) and give the gift of caring this holiday season. Choose the coupon/coupons you think would be most appreciated or give the whole book and let the recipient(s) choose.
Are you living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with dementia?
Maybe you are stumped when friends and family ask what gifts you’d like. People may have offered to help in the past, but you weren’t sure what to ask them to do.
What about COVID-19?
The current COVID-19 pandemic is adding even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by Alzheimer’s. Residents with dementia are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 due to their age, their significantly increased likelihood of coexisting chronic conditions, and the community nature of these settings.
Vaccines — both the COVID-19 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine — are an important step in protecting the health and safety of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, as well as their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association strongly encourages their use, especially as friends and family look forward to gathering for the holidays.
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are widely available to the general public, most older adults have been vaccinated. But vaccinated individuals can still be infected with COVID-19, particularly if they are exposed to people who haven’t been vaccinated. Wearing masks, getting tested, physical distancing, proper ventilation and other safety measures must continue so that visits can be as safe as possible for everyone involved, especially for our most vulnerable loved ones.
For more information about the holidays and Alzheimer’s during COVID 19 visit our website.