Fathers in memory assisted living may find it hard to remember dates, occasions, and even the identity of some family members. However, it is not an excuse not to remember them on Father’s Day.
Gift-giving might be a little challenging given that senior fathers are not that interested in material things anymore. But then again, this does not mean that you should stop from bringing him special joy and comfort even while in memory care.
Here are some gift ideas that will help you come up with something that will make this day extra memorable and special:
Rice Therapy Bag
A rice bag that can be used hot or cold will give Dad the comfort that he needs for aches and pains. Your elderly dad can use this for areas that need a hot or cold compress for release. Search for rice therapy bags online or you can make your own that can be added with essential oils for ultimate relaxation.
Magnifying Glass Necklace
If your dad loves to read, a magnifying glass necklace comes in handy especially if working on small prints. The magnifying necklace makes it easy for him to carry it all the time with fewer chances of losing or misplacing it.
Personalized Lap Quilt
If you have the skills and time, you can gift your dad in memory assisted living a personalized quilt. Make a quilt or have it professionally done by adding photos will help him keep him connected with loved ones.
Weighted blankets are known to have calming effects on people suffering from anxiety, depression, or insomnia relating to memory problems. A weighted blanket will bring him comfort by reducing stress levels and helping him sleep better.
Board Games (designed for people with memory problems)
Seniors in memory assisted living still deserve to socialize and enjoy life. A board game specifically designed for people with dementia will keep your dad’s mind active.
Digital Photo Frame
Do not make him forget the special people in his life. Give him a digital photo frame. You can pre-load them with photos so he can still see loved ones while in memory assisted living. Even with limited space in his new home, he can keep hundreds of photos in one frame.
A sun lamp is a great gift for those who miss the outdoors on rainy days. This won’t only improve his mood and internal clock but also kicks the blues away during the winter season.
What are you planning to give him this Father’s Day? Regardless of your choice, make sure the gift will make his stay in memory assisted living comfortable and remind him there are people who love him.
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