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

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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