Caregiver Tip: How to Create an Emergency Kit for Someone with Alzheimer’s

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People with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters like severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. Caregivers should prepare emergency kits and store them in a watertight container. A kit for a person with Alzheimer’s may include:

  • Incontinence undergarments, wipes, and lotions
  • Pillow, toy, or something the person can hold onto
  • Favorite snacks and high-nutrient drinks
  • Physician’s name, address, and phone number
  • Copies of legal, medical, insurance, and Social Security information
  • Waterproof bags or containers to hold medications and documents
  • Recent photos of the person
  • Warm clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Spare eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries
  • Medications
  • Flashlights and extra batteries

Get more information about disaster preparedness for people with Alzheimer’s on the NIA website.

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#Alzheimers #caregivers: be prepared for an emergency! Get tips on what supplies to put in your emergency kit: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/disaster-preparedness-alzheimers-caregivers

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