As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the cognitive changes your loved one experiences can cause greater risks to their safety at home. Additionally, the physical, behavioral and sensory symptoms of their condition may put them in dangerous situations. If your loved one still resides at home, either alone or with family, it’s important to recognize the effects of Alzheimer’s on your loved one’s safety and take precautions to keep them out of harm’s way.
How Alzheimer’s Limits a Loved One’s Safety
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia causes changes that affect a loved one’s safety through:
Adapting the Home for Alzheimer’s
As you consider ways to make your loved one’s home safe, begin by assessing the house through their perspective. The most common safety measures experts agree on include:
While you make adjustments to your loved one’s home and routines, keep in mind that you’re supporting their needs, not limiting their freedom. Try not to make an environment that’s restrictive. Rather, create a place that allows for safe independence and dignity.
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