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Safety Precautions to Protect an Alzheimer's Patient Who Wanders

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Posted August 6, 2013

 

  • 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.

  • Disguise dangerous doorways.

Source: Caring.com

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