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Keeping Your Loved One With Alzheimer's Safe in Their Home

 

Home safety, with respect to those who have Alzheimer's or a related Dementia, is something that shouldn't be ignored.

 

In our last blog post called "Home Safety and Dementia" we talked about a few quick changes that can be made to help ease the confusion and reduce the chance of trips and falls.

 

It is also important to look at some minor renovations that can be made to keep your loved one with dementia safe.

 

Throughout the home replace round doorknobs with the lever-type door handles. These are much easier for them to grip and can eliminate some of the panic that may set in if they are having trouble turning the round knob.

 

In the bathroom, you can do the following:

 

  • Adding a handrail in the bathtub and near the toilet can help with balance.
  • Replace the current toilet bowl with a comfort height, raised toilet seat.
  • Remove the locks on the bathroom doors so that you can easily gain access if needed.
  • Replace round cupboard and drawer pulls with a pull that they can put their finger in or through.

 

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In the kitchen, these are items that you can address:

 

  • Make it easy to access food by putting it within reach.
  • Store items that could be dangerous, like knives and electric appliances, in a cupboard with a safety latch.
  • Replace cupboard and drawers pulls with easy to use pulls that they can put their finger in or through.
  • Put labels on cabinets to remind them of where items are being stored.
  • Turn off appliances when not being used or even unplug.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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