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. While Alzheimer’s and dementia does not increase the risk of COVID-19, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia, may increase risk.
The safest option is to avoid in-person holiday gatherings with people outside of your household, as there are other ways to stay socially connected. A holiday is still a holiday no matter where it is celebrated.
If you choose to include older adults in an in-person holiday gathering, it is critical to weigh the risks to their health. Even when precautions are taken, close contact with anyone outside of your household increases the risk of spreading COVID-19.
For more information about the holidays and Alzheimer’s during COVID 19 visit our website.