Chirstmas gifts for people with dementia

Christmas shopping and dementia: Gift ideas and advice

Not sure what to buy for somebody who is living with dementia? Or maybe you’re looking for a gift that will make a difference? Read our guide to the best Christmas gifts in our online shop.

When you buy a Christmas gift from our online shop, you’re helping to make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia. 

100% of profits from our online shop help fight dementia. So, whether you're buying for somebody living with the condition or other family and friends, your purchase can support all those who need our help.

Read our top present suggestions below, and buy a gift with a difference this Christmas.

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Top gifts for people living with dementia

We ask people with dementia to test the products sold in our online shop. This way we can offer you the best products that make the perfect gift.

1. Simple MP3 music player

Simple MP3 music player

Our number one gift for people living with dementia is this simple MP3 music player – it’s guaranteed to get the feet tapping and hands clapping this Christmas!

Music can have an amazing impact on people living with dementia, and this easy music player helps make sure people living with dementia can continue to listen to their favourite tunes at Christmas and all year round. 

2) Talking watches

Your loved one will never be without the time with this handy talking watch with gold face. The watch comes in both women’s and men’s designs

3) Precious Petzz

One for the animal lovers! Precious Petzz are breathing pets who can provide a sense of security for people with dementia - we have both cats and dog.

Top stocking fillers (under £10) 

1) 2020 calendar

2020 calendar

Thanks to our Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Hilary and her husband Peter, our 2020 calendar is filled with beautiful scenery taken throughout the U.K.

Hilary was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease late 2012. Since then, Hilary has been invited to speak and advise at various meetings and conferences. Peter often photographs Hilary at these events and in doing so took up photography as a hobby.

He is always with her in various parts of the country and uses the opportunity to take some photographs of the local area.

2) Rubik's Square puzzle

Set someone a Christmas challenge with this classic Rubik's Square puzzle – It’s made out of sustainable wood too! 

3) Chocolate box after dinner quiz

The chocolate box after dinner quiz is a perfect accompaniment to any dinner party or family get-together.

Top gifts for somebody special

1) Keith Oliver note pad

Keith Oliver notebook

This is a note book with a story! The beautiful note book uses the same illustrations as Keith Oliver's design on his book ‘Dear Alzheimer’s’.  

Keith's book captures his journey from diagnosis to the present day, combining reflective diary entries and retrospective pieces. This gives a unique insight into his life living with dementia – and with the accompanying notebook, anyone can follow his path.

For an extra special present why not buy all three: the book, note pad  and magnetic memo pad.  

2) Forget-me-not pendant

This dazzling forget-me-not heart necklace comes in both 23k gold plate and sterling silver

3) Model plane

This Model Spitfire is a wooden construction kit of a classic British fighter plane – the perfect present for those who love history and are up for a challenge!

4) Forget-me-not cufflinks


People with dementia may experience memory loss, among other symptoms. This makes the forget-me-not the perfect flower to represent our cause.

The blue flower is a symbol for anyone who wants to unite against dementia, raise awareness and support people affected by the condition. These Silver forget-me-not cufflinks are a stylish way to support our cause!

5) Cupcake Day apron

Do you know someone who loves to bake? This pop art style Cupcake Day apron will be a perfect addition to their kitchen collection. 

6) Reusable coffee cup

Do you know a coffee addict? This reusable Alzheimer’s Society coffee cup is the gift for them! 


Our gift guide was updated in December 2019

See more gift ideas and suggestions in our shop

From Christmas cards to gifting you will be sure to find something for all of the family, including gifts specially designed for people with dementia.

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