The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. Make it safe for a person with Alzheimer’s with these tips:
• Install childproof door latches on storage cabinets and drawers designated for breakable or dangerous items. Lock away all household cleaning products, matches, knives, scissors, blades, small appliances, and anything valuable.
• Install safety knobs and an automatic shut-off switch on the stove.
• Remove artificial fruits and vegetables or food-shaped kitchen magnets, which might appear to be edible.
• Insert a drain trap in the kitchen sink to catch anything that may otherwise become lost or clog the plumbing.
Learn more about making a home safe for a person with Alzheimer’s.