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Safety

 

  • 8/6
    2013
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    3 Quick Tips for Wandering

    Keep contact information on your loved one. Place alarms in the doors of the home so you are notified if your loved one tries to leave. Bed alarms are also available for later stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. read more

  • 8/6
    2013
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    5 Overlooked Dangers in the Homes of People With Alzheimer's

    Excessive clutter. It’s a tripping hazard, as neurological changes cause your loved one to shuffle his or her feet when walking. Old or extra medications. Don’t store any family member’s leftover drugs, vitamins (especially iron pills), aspirin, or other medications—prescription or over-the-counter—where they’re accessible. Electric blankets and heating pads. These can cause burns as the… read more

  • 8/5
    2013
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    5 Tips to Get a Dangerous Driver With Dementia off the Road

    Talk to your loved one. Propose alternative sources of transportation. Enlist help. Disable, relocate, or sell the vehicle. Try white lies. read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Alzheimer’s and Hospitalization: How to Ensure a Safe Hospital Visit for Someone with Dementia

    Strangers asking a million questions, unfamiliar beeping noises, unpleasant smells, disorienting hallways and rooms that look nothing like home, feeling unwell or in pain…all these factors can make a hospital visit a traumatic experience, especially for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Here’s a set of tips to consider before, during and after your… read more

  • 8/9
    2013
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    CAREGiver Advice on Locking the Doors

    In this video, a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver™ tells a story of a client who needed locks on their door to prevent from wandering and other possible incidents. read more

  • 8/9
    2013
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    CAREGiver Weighs In on Bathroom Safety

    In this video, a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver™ discusses bathroom safety and ways to prevent possible injuries. read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Home Safety Considerations for Families Living with Alzheimer’s

    If you are part of a family living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to remember that one of the keys to aging at home is doing so safely. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease does not have to signal the loss of independence and freedom. As many as 70 percent of people living in the U.S.… read more

  • 7/29
    2013
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    Home Safety for One with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Remove any furniture that is not needed. Place remaining furniture so that there is enough space for a walker or wheelchair. Once the person in your care has gotten used to where the furniture is, do not change it. Make sure furniture will not move if it is leaned on. Make sure the armrests of… read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    How Do I Talk to my Loved One About the Dangers of Dementia and Driving?

    The following tips may be helpful to you when it’s time to talk to a family member about driving and dementia: Explain the situation directly and share your feelings of concern and worry. Sometimes this will work. Recognize that your loved one may genuinely worry about losing his or her independence and being cut off… read more

  • 8/8
    2013
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    Ideas to Keep Your Loved One with Dementia Safe

    If you’re worried about your loved one turning the stove on, turn the circuit breaker to the stove and oven off. This way, you’ll know when the stove or oven are on. Reduce throw rugs, loose wires and clutter in the house. Make sure the home has plenty of space and deadbolt locks, and keep… read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Keeping Alzheimer's Patients Safe: Managing Family Care for Alzheimer's Patients

    This video discusses how to keep your loved one safe. People with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias becoming increasingly unable to take care of themselves. Being aware of the dangers they face and taking preventive action can reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries. Some common mistakes are misunderstanding the mail or forgetting to pay… read more

  • 8/5
    2013
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    Kitchen Safety Tips for Someone with Alzheimer's

    Remove spices or medicines from the counter tops and keep cleaning supplies in a locked place. Remove scissors and knives from counter tops and drawers. A person with Alzheimer’s may hurt himself or others with these dangerous items. Remove all items that cause confusion. Disguise the garbage disposal switches. Put all the garbage out of… read more

  • 7/18
    2013
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    Loved One Keeps Walking Out

    Register your loved one with the Alzheimer’s Association MedicAlert/Safe Return program. This program can be helpful if your loved one ever does wander and get lost. Add bells and alarms to your doors to better track his departures. read more

  • 8/20
    2013
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    Overview: Safety

    If you are part of a family living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to remember that one of the keys to aging at home is doing so safely. A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease does not have to signal the loss of independence and freedom. As many as 70 percent of people… read more

  • 8/6
    2013
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    Safety Precautions to Protect an Alzheimer's Patient Who Wanders

    Keep keys out of sight. Avoid crowds. Don’t let a wanderer go outside alone. Don’t leave your loved one in the car. Make the house safer for walking. Install nightlights. Consider childproof locks for dangerous doors. Try new locks. Try a “Do Not Enter” sign on an exit door. Look into alarms that signal movement.… read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Tips for Dealing with a Person with Dementia Who Refuses Help

    If there is a safety issue or you think your loved one may have dementia, you need to follow up. The first step is to talk to this person’s doctor. If your loved one is willing, you should go with him or her to the doctor. If he or she will not go with you… read more

  • 7/23
    2013
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    Warning Signs that Your Loved One Can No Longer Stay at Home Alone

    It’s all about safety! Does your loved one leave the oven on and forget that it’s on? Is your loved one wandering? Stay on top of the situation and notice changes. Conversations from the past can help engage your loved one. Stories and photos from the past can be a wonderful way to engage a… read more

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