Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a challenge that calls upon the patience, creativity, knowledge, and skills of each caregiver. The guide, Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease, might help you find ways to cope with some of these challenges and develop creative solutions to increase the security and freedom of the person with AD in your home, as well as your own peace of mind.
The guide is free for those that provide in-home care for people with AD or related disorders. It includes a checklist to help you make each room in your home a safer environment for the person with AD. It helps to increase awareness of the specific impairments associated with Alzheimer’s that can create particular safety hazards in the home. Specific home safety tips are listed to help you cope with some of the more hazardous behaviors that may occur as the disease advances, as well as tips for managing driving and planning for safety in the event of a natural disaster.
Obtain a copy of Home Safety for People With Alzheimer’s Disease.