Editor’s note: Thanks to Griswold Home Care for this valuable guide to key safety issues facing those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Note that a common symptom is agnosia, an “inability to recognize the purpose of objects,” which can lead to accidental poisoning. Clickable links to Home Safety Solutions are given below the infographic.
Clickable links to HOME SAFETY SOLUTIONS:
1.usa.gov/16oto3q, Home Safety Checklist for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
bit.ly/19vEMBv, MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, and bit.ly/18xJRol, Project Lifesaver International – Bringing Loved Ones Home
bit.ly/14NSqhI, Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Professionals Working in a Home Setting, Phase 4 (see page 44). For more information on reducing injury from falls, see Focus on Preventing Falls from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and People with Alzheimer’s at High Risk of Falls and Injury from ALZinfo.org.