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Best Dementia Products & Daily Living Aids

There is a wide variety of dementia products and aids available to buy online – but be wary, not all of them are helpful. The type of dementia aid that will be helpful for your relative will depend on their symptoms and the level of support that they need.

Dementia products and aids can help to alleviate some of the symptoms and improve quality of life for individuals and their families living with dementia. We have identified some of the key issues below and researched the dementia aids available in the UK that provide a real solution to these problems.

Dementia products and aids for sleeping better

Struggling to sleep at night is a common problem faced by people living with dementia. This is particularly an issue for people with sundowning dementia – whose circadian rhythm (body clock) has been affected. There are a number of products and aids for people with dementia who struggle to sleep.

Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets can be a good product for people living with dementia who struggle to sleep because of anxiety and restlessness. Many dementia patients wake up in the night feeling anxious that they are supposed to be somewhere else. A weighted blanket can help to reduce this anxiety, and make it easier to fall asleep again.

Age Space Recommends: Mela Weighted Blanket

Mela weighted blanket

The Mela Weighted Blanket is a multi-award-winning blanket for easing stress and getting a better night’s sleep. It is available in 3 sizes (single, double and king) and up to 4 different weights. The Mela Weighted Blanket also comes with a double-sided removable cover. It costs £109.99 excluding VAT.

For more recommendations, read our guide to 6 of the best weighted blankets for the elderly, which also includes answers to common questions about weighted blankets.