There are several key considerations to think about when choosing dementia products. Every person with dementia is unique, so their interests, abilities and preferences should be taken into consideration.
The following can help when deciding what products best support your loved one:
- Caregiver Support: Things to do both together and alone.
- Ease of Use/Simplicity: Products that have minimal complexity and provide clear instructions.
- Memory Support: Large calendars, digital clocks with day and date, labeling systems and white boards with daily instructions can be very helpful.
- Familiarity: Familiar objects and activities from the past can trigger memories and emotion (checkers, photo albums, etc.)
Types of Alzheimer's products
There are various types of Alzheimer’s products that can be used to assist both the individual and their caregiver depending on the individuals cognitive abilities. Keep in mind that when selecting a product, it’s important to consider the person’s abilities and preferences. Jigsaw puzzles can be a great way to pass time with people in the early to mid-stages of dementia. Dice games like Bunco are fun and appropriate for early-stage dementia. Card games, board games, memory books and art projects are also helpful for memory, sensory stimulation and coordination. Check out a range of options related to dementia toys that can provide valuable engagement and stimulation.
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Your Questions Answered
What types of dementia products are available at the Always Home Connected Store?
Always Home Connected offers a variety of dementia products and Activity Boxes with a minimum of 10 activities per box. Our products can be used for all stages of dementia depending on an individual’s cognitive abilities. Consider board games like Bunco and QWIRKLE, jigsaw puzzles, Memory Books, fidget blankets, stress balls and HUG.
How do dementia products benefit individuals with dementia?
Dementia products can provide numerous benefits to individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Memory aids can support individuals in maintaining their independence. Memory games, puzzles, art therapy and music therapy can provide stimulation, invoke positive memories, improve mood and can help slow down cognitive decline to some extent.
How do I choose the right dementia product?
When choosing a dementia product, you need to consider the specific needs and preferences of the individual. Consider their cognitive abilities, physical capabilities and communication skills. Look for products with clear and concise instructions that can be simple to use to minimize frustration and are easy to understand.
Are there specific products for different stages of dementia?
Flexibility and adaptability should be considered for products based on an individual’s changing needs. Simple cognitive games, puzzles, and word games are helpful with early-stage dementia. As the disease progresses, consider jigsaw puzzles with less pieces, fidget blankets, stress balls and HUG which can be comforting toward the later stages.