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Mantener a la persona con Alzheimer segura

Protección en el hogar Con el tiempo, las personas con Alzheimer van perdiendo la habilidad de hacer las tareas del hogar. Por ejemplo, pueden olvidar: Apagar el horno o la llave de agua Cómo utilizar el teléfono en una emergencia Distinguir qué cosas en el hogar son peligrosas, tales como medicamentos o productos de limpieza Dónde estánContinue reading “Mantener a la persona con Alzheimer segura”

Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. Lower your risk of heat-related illnesses with these tips: Drink plenty of liquids, such as water or fruit or vegetable juices. Stay away from drinks containing alcohol or caffeine. If your doctor has told youContinue reading “Stay Safe in Hot Weather”

Hot Weather Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Hot weather can be dangerous for older people, including people with Alzheimer’s disease. There are ways you can help keep the person safe during the summer months: Hot weather can be dangerous for older people, including people with Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s may wear the wrong clothing for the season. Make sure to offer weather-appropriate clothingContinue reading “Hot Weather Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease”

Stay Safe at Home with these Fall Prevention Tips

Most older adults want to age in place in their homes. Part of preparing for that is making sure your home is safe. Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, but there are many changes you can make to your home to help you avoid falling. Have handrails on both sides of theContinue reading “Stay Safe at Home with these Fall Prevention Tips”

Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   People with Alzheimer’s may not see as well as they used to, making it a problem to navigate around the house safely. Here are some changes you can make around the house that may reduce their risk of falling: Simplify the home. Too muchContinue reading “Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s”

Minimize danger around the house—tips for caregivers

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 lookContinue reading “Minimize danger around the house—tips for caregivers”