Mother’s Day Gift for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Suffers
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, many people are buying cards and making plans to celebrate with their mothers. It’s a time to give a little back to the women in our lives who have given us so much. But for children caring for a mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, this happy holiday can be bittersweet. More than two thirds of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are women — our mothers, grandmothers and sisters. They are living with a disease that steals their memories and mental faculties, changing how life is lived for these special women who spent their whole lives nurturing and caring for others.
We know it can be emotionally difficult to spend Mother’s Day with a person who doesn’t even remember she’s your mom. But remember, most mothers appreciate spending time with people who love them. Giving the gift of time is one of the most precious gifts you can give.
We also understand that leaving mom can be hard any day, especially on Mother’s Day. This year, bring your mom a special gift that will bring comfort to her even when you’re not there to spend time sitting and talking with her. Our Daisy is a Comfort Companion designed especially for Alzheimer’s patients. Much more than just a stuffed toy, Daisy is designed to bring comfort when hugged and awaken the sense of touch, sight and smell. Daisy is weighted to bring a feeling of security when she sits on your lap, and is infused with lavender which is a soothing, calming scent.
A variety of bows and buttons and the signature daisy in the doll’s hair provide plenty of tactile stimulation and things to keep hands busy. Daisy’s bright blue eyes and happy smile will bring a smile to the face of anyone who holds her.
Not only is Daisy there with your mother every day, she also has a pocket for special keepsakes, so a part of you can be with your mother too. The pocket is the perfect size to hold family photos, a special necklace, or a treasured memento that’s meaningful to you and your mom.
While Daisy helps bring comfort to your mother, don’t forget to take care of yourself as well. Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website for information for caregivers and to donate to help advance care, support, and research for this disease.