Sleeping Kitty the Perfect Gift
for loved ones with Alzheimer’s
Mom lived with me in the later stages of her Alzheimer’s. Finding entertainment to keep her busy during those months was often difficult. It sounds like an unusual complaint. But it isn’t always easy to occupy someone with Alzheimer’s.
Mom loved painting, but would only use one color and would cry when she colored outside the lines. Mom loved Solitaire. A great singles game you might think. Wrong! On the occasion that she didn’t win, she would be furious.
In later Stages, some memories are held for seconds so you never know what will scare, frighten, dismay, aggravate or simply bore someone with Alzheimer’s.
If you’ve read a few of my articles, you know that Mom would watch Bob Barker 24/7 and talk about him as though he was family. He was one of the last folks she recognized “on-sight.”
Mom always loved baby dolls. While most men like a favorite cat or dog or other pet. Mom would sit her dolls side by side and tuck them in each night. She could spend hours, straightening their clothes, covering and uncovering each one many times..
Folks with Alzheimer’s love to have something to do. Actually, they may become quite bored and grouchy if they don’t have an assigned activity. The person with dementia can’t always remember nor be able to do the activities of their past.
During the later stages of Alzheimer’s entertainment can be a blessing. During Mom’s later stage she lived in a Group Home with 9 other ladies. After dinner they headed to the living room where each had their very own recliner.
Shortly after the ladies settled in their chairs, baskets filled with laundered towels were brought to the room. You never saw such a scramble as those ladies scrambled to get towels. They loved folding towels. It was something they remembered how to do. Each woman glowed with pride as she offered her folded towels to be stacked away for tomorrow.
I’m excited to share the new toys I’ve found this year. They are the most lovable things I’ve seen. Perfect for someone with Alzheimer’s looking for something to hold and hug. Last year we had the lovable, realistic babies and I’m just as excited about these pets. I think your loved one will totally love them!
These realistic cats and dogs appear to breathe. They look like real puppies and kitties cuddling in their beds. I hope you have a loved one who adores them like I do!
SLEEPING KITTYS, CAT, PUPPIES AND DOGS