Home safety tips for People With Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia

Over time, people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia may have difficulty managing around the house. Caregivers and family members can make improvements to make the home a safer place. For example, removing hazards and adding safety features around the home can provide a person the freedom to move around independently and safely. Check out these tips:

  • Make sure all rooms and outdoor areas have good lighting.
  • Clear away any unused items and remove small rugs, electrical cords, and other similar items a person may trip over.
  • Make sure stairs have at least one handrail and mark the edges of steps with brightly colored tape to make them more visible.

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