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Smart Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease on your holiday gift giving gift this year, you may not have a clue what to buy.  Here are some tips for smart gift giving for a loved one with AD and Alzheimer’s caregivers.

•Select a practical gift such as a Medic Alert ID bracelet.  This is an invaluable gift to ensure the safety of your loved one all year long.

•Consider audiotapes, family videos or photo albums or favorite recorded music.  Learn more about music for therapy and Alzheimer’s disease by CLICKING HERE to join our free 25 lesson course at

•Check out this website that specialize in gifts for those with AD at, -this site offers gifts such as Therapy for Memory, an audio tape designed by clinicians to stimulate the mind and exercise memory (under $20).Other gifts include, Relaxing sleep CD, Seniors chair exercises, Cocoa supplement drink mix, light therapy to improve sleep for those with AD and more.

•Involve your loved one with AD in the gift giving tradition by encouraging him/her to help shop or wrap gifts.

•Discourage gifts that could be dangerous or are otherwise inappropriate such as tools, utensils, complicated games or electronics or pets.

•Don’t forget the caregivers this year.  Great ideas for gifts for caregivers include, a gift certificate for a message or local spa, a gift basket of self-care products, or an “I Owe You” one free night of caregiving.  Taking over for caregivers during the holidays to give him/her a much-needed break is one of the best gift ideas ever.

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