Choose the Best Dementia Toys From our Alzheimer's Store

Benefits of Toys for Dementia

As many as 50 percent of older adults experience some form of cognitive decline. Mental stimulation can be extremely important in maintaining an individual’s quality of life. Our dementia toys provide activities to stimulate the senses and exercise the mind, body, and soul.  All activities at our Alzheimer's store are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual and can be as easy or as challenging as needed to keep the individual engaged. So, if you’re looking for fun and rewarding ways to connect with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered. As a trusted Alzheimer's shop, we are dedicated to supporting families and caregivers in their journey of caring for loved ones with dementia.

  • Puzzles

    35 Piece Tray Puzzle, 275 Piece Easy Handle Puzzle, 1000 Piece Puzzle

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  • Games

    Qwirkle Game, Grandparent Talk, Games on the Go, Connect 4

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Toys For Dementia Patients and Activity Boxes for Every Location & Occasion

Our sensory toys for special needs feature a range of activities and products designed to engage each individual at their level of cognitive, creative, and physical capabilities. Each activity is intended to encourage interaction while offering a sense of direction and accomplishment, without being too simple or undignified.

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    Connecting at Home

    This Individual Activity Box is designed for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Each Activity Box will have a minimum of 10 activities. While each activity is different, the goals remain the same; stimulate the senses, inspire artistic and musical talent, encourage hand function and manual dexterity, and support the problem-solving process. Open and engage, and most of all, have fun!

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  • Connecting with Groups

    Connecting with Groups

    Similar to the activities curated for the Individual Activity Box, the Group Activity Box is designed to engage with groups of people who may reside in group residences or retirement communities. The more the merrier when it comes to group interaction and participation.

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  • Connecting On the Go

    Connected On-The-Go

    The “On-The-Go” Activity Box is designed to keep individuals engaged no matter where they are.  Traveling with our loved ones just became more fun!

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    Connecting with
    Parents & Grandparents

    The Parent Box Activity Box is designed as a gift to keep Mom, Dad, Grandmom, and Grandpop engaged. Whether it’s a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just Wednesday, this is the perfect “go-to” box for fun activities and engagement for the whole family.

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Alzheimer's Toys
& Specialty Items

  • HUG

    HUG™ is an award-winning sensory product designed to be cuddled.  Designed for people living with dementia to help those with anxiety and loneliness, HUG has weighted limbs and a soft body that contains a simulated heartbeat and a music player that can be programmed to play a person’s favorite music. 

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  • Memory Book

    Thousands of memories are amassed during one’s lifetime. Using a memory book is a great way for a caregiver or family member to interact with an individual suffering with cognitive decline. Reminiscing and talking about the past can be comforting to both the individuals with cognitive decline and their caregivers.

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  • Sensory Fidget Blanket

    This sensory fidget blanket is a lap-size blanket designed to invigorate an individual’s senses, provide tactile stimulation and keep the individual focused on an activity. It also helps to alleviate tension and relieve stress for restless hands.

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  • Puzzles & Games

    In addition to our Specialty Items, we have other sensory, stimulation and activity products that will complement any of our Activity Boxes. Additional items are sold separately and will be shipped independently from the Activity Boxes.

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All products are intended only for recreational use by adults. Always Home Connected does not endorse or recommend any product for any specific therapeutic use. You should consult a medical professional for health care or treatment advice.

  • Individual Activity Box

    Designed for people with early-stage dementia.

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  • Parent Activity Box

    Fidget spinners, sensory balls, and textured objects.

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  • Always Home Connected curates Activity Boxes to assist families and caregivers in providing mental stimulation and overall engagement for individuals living with cognitive decline and for those who may be experiencing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

    Each activity has been selected in consultation with specialists, aging services providers, family and friends. Our goal is to make a difference in the day to day lives of individuals in cognitive decline, their families and caregivers.

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Types of Dementia Toys For Adults

  • Immerse yourself in a curated selection of dementia-friendly toys for and products adults and elders designed with a profound understanding of individual needs during cognitive decline.

    Dive into the joy of Seasonal Activity Boxes, each filled with 10 specially crafted dementia-friendly activities to stimulate and engage.

    Experience the delight of Large-piece Jigsaw Puzzles, adorned with vibrant images and crafted for easy handling, providing both entertainment and cognitive stimulation.

    Indulge in the comforting embrace of Textured Sensory Fidget Blankets, Twiddles, HUG companions, and Joy For All Companions Pets—specially designed to provide sensory joy and companionship.

    Rediscover the thrill of timeless board games with our Classic Versions of Bunco, Connect 4, Rummikub, Checkers, Qwirkle, and more—perfectly adapted for an enriching and enjoyable experience.

    Elevate moments of connection and engagement with our thoughtfully curated collection, where every product is a testament to our commitment to enhancing the lives of those facing cognitive challenges.

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  • When selecting toys or activities, it's crucial to consider the individual's preferences, abilities, and stage of dementia. 

    Additionally, it's essential to monitor their response to ensure the chosen activities bring comfort and joy without causing frustration or confusion. 

    Caregivers and healthcare professionals can play a vital role in identifying and tailoring activities that suit the specific needs of individuals with dementia.

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  • Here are some key quality considerations for dementia toys:

    Safety; Simplicity: Simple, straightforward functionalities, Appropriateness, Tactile Stimulation, Visual Appeal, Ease of Cleaning, Personalization, Adaptability, Engagement and Purpose.

    Prioritize toys that serve a purpose and engage the individual in a meaningful way. Activities that trigger positive memories, emotions, or encourage social interaction can enhance overall well-being.

    Choose toys that are well-constructed and durable to withstand regular use.

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FAQs

Your Questions Answered

What toys are good for dementia?

  • Fidget spinners, sensory balls, and textured objects.
  • Large-piece jigsaw puzzles with vibrant images.
  • Textured mats or blankets with various fabrics, buttons, and beads can provide tactile stimulation.
  • Art projects can be a means of self-expression and communication.
  • Musical toys like tambourines, maracas, or simple drums can offer auditory and tactile stimulation.
  • Dolls or stuffed animals can provide comfort and a sense of companionship.
  • Simplified versions of classic board games like checkers or bingo

How do you keep dementia patients busy?

Engaging individuals with dementia in meaningful and enjoyable activities is crucial for their wellbeing. Activities should be tailored to their abilities, interests, and preferences. Create a memory box filled with items from their past, such as old photos, letters, or mementos. Provide tactile stimulation through soft fabrics, textured objects, or sensory mats. Play familiar music or songs from their era to evoke memories and promote a positive mood. Arts and crafts, gardening, large piece puzzles and games keep individuals engaged.

What to consider in a dementia toy?

Here are some key quality considerations for dementia toys:

Safety; Simplicity: Simple, straightforward functionalities, Appropriateness, Tactile Stimulation, Visual Appeal, Ease of Cleaning, Personalization, Adaptability, Engagement and Purpose. Prioritize toys that serve a purpose and engage the individual in a meaningful way. Activities that trigger positive memories, emotions, or encourage social interaction can enhance overall well-being. Choose toys that are well-constructed and durable to withstand regular use.

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