Every woman lights up when they’re the recipient of a gorgeous bouquet, including ladies living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia! For those of you planning on celebrating your favorite mom or grandmother with her favorite flowers, you should check to make sure they are non-toxic before placing the delivery.
The reason? A symptom of some individuals with Alzheimer’s/Dementia is confusion regarding what is edible and what is not, and there have been reported cases of memory care patients accidentally consuming plants that made them ill.
While these occurrences are rare, there are still a lot of lovely floral options out there that make it easy to play it safe while still putting a smile on your special someone’s face. Some crowd-pleasing favorites include colorful chrysanthemums, sunny sunflowers, timeless roses, dreamy daylilys, delightful daises, charming carnations, majestic marigolds, and soothing lavender. “Nothing puts a smile on our memory care residents’ face like a special gift from their loved ones,” says Susan Pappalardo, Executive Director at Park Provence Assisted Living & Memory Care in Slidell, LA. “Flowers are not only a beautiful gift that can light up a room, the appropriate ones are also an amazing gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia because of the sensory stimulation that their scent produces. The strongest sense associated with memory is smell, and the smell of a favorite flower can bring back favorite memories from one’s wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc.”
We hope this gave you some great Mother’s Day #bloomspiration, and we wish you and the magnificent Mom in your life a joyful and fabulously fragrant Mother’s Day!