People with Alzheimer’s disease may not see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste things as they used to. Make life safer around the house by:
- Checking foods in the refrigerator often. Throw out anything that has gone bad.
- Put away or lock up things like toothpaste, lotions, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, soap, or perfume. They may look and smell like food to a person with Alzheimer’s.
- If the person wears a hearing aid, check the batteries and settings often.
Remember to re-evaluate the safety of the person’s home as behavior and abilities change.
Learn more about home safety for people with Alzheimer’s.