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ElderCare Q&A – August 2017 – Alzheimer’s Home Safety Checklist

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QA Column August 2017 ALZHEIMER’S HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST

Alzheimer’s Home Safety Checklist

Q: Are there tips to make a home safe for people with Alzheimer’s?

A: Yes. If you’re providing in-home care for a person  with Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institute on Aging has created a 44 page booklet with a checklist to make each room in your home a safer environment..

Alzheimer’s progresses differently in each person, but here are some general principles that may be helpful.

  1. Think prevention. It is very difficult to predict what a person with Alzheimer’s might do. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. Therefore, checking the safety of your home will help you take control of some of the potential problems that may create hazardous situations.

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