The holidays are almost here! With just over a month to go until Christmas Day, most of us are in the middle of holiday shopping excursions. Hanukkah also begins the week before Christmas, ending on Boxing Day. That’s when Kwanzaa gets underway until the start of the new year. That’s a lot to celebrate!
What do you have planned for the elderly loved ones in your life? Older adults aren’t always easy to shop for. That’s why this week’s blog is dedicated to helping you out!
A custom photo album.
Trips down memory lane are often the most heart-warming experiences for older adults. Naturally, they have lived long lives. A photo album that commemorates their many happy moments is a wonderful gift. This is especially the case for individuals who may be battling with dementia. Photo albums are often heralded as great ways to jog the memories of people who have Alzheimer’s disease, points out DailyCaring.com.
“Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime,” advises the website, “For someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy.”
Crossword puzzles, word searches, sodoku and the like are excellent ways to keep our brains sharp. They promote greater cognitive function and memory preservation. As a result, many seniors enjoy them. Locate some games that would entice your elderly loved one to both have a good time and keep their minds active. Board games also make great gifts as long as the senior in your life has companions to play with.
“Puzzles and games that engage the brain offer numerous health benefits for elderly men and women,” says GreatSeniorLiving.com, “Crossword puzzles, word searches, and sudoku books make great gifts for seniors who enjoy a mental challenge.”
An easy-to-use mobile phone.
A common stereotype is that seniors wish to avoid modern technology at all costs. However, that’s certainly not true for all older adults. Today, nearly nobody lives without a mobile phone. Consider buying one that caters to the specific needs of seniors. DailyCaring.com highlights easy-to-use mobile phones from the company, Lively as a solution.
“These easy-to-use mobile phones are designed especially with seniors in mind,” the site informs, “The phones have large screens, big buttons, loud speakers and have additional health and safety features like app link for families, 5Star Urgent Response, Urgent Care doctors and nurses, live Personal Operators, and connection to Lyft.”
Does your elderly loved one contend with any mobility issues? At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we’re so proud of our wide array of stair lifts, porch lifts, wheelchairs, walkers and rollators, power lift chairs, home hospital beds and bathroom modifications. Our comprehensive list of mobility solutions and accessibility devices has helped many an individual regain their senses of independence. It truly is a gift you can’t put a price tag on.