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Safe Eating and Alzheimer’s Disease

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, people’s eating habits usually don’t change. When changes do occur, living alone may not be safe anymore. Look for these signs to see if living alone is no longer safe for the person with Alzheimer’s: The person forgets to eat. Food has burned because it was left on theContinue reading “Safe Eating and Alzheimer’s Disease”

Watch these Safety Videos

If you exercise regularly, you’ve probably learned that it’s important to stretch beforehand. If you’re a walker, you might know to purchase new shoes when the tread is worn out or if your feet feel tired after exercising. No matter the activity, playing it safe while exercising is important. Go4Life has 6 exercise safety videos,Continue reading “Watch these Safety Videos”

Driving Safety and People with Alzheimer’s Disease

good drivers must be alert, think clearly, and make good decisions. When a person, such as someone with Alzheimer’s disease, is no longer able to do these things, he or she should stop driving. This infographic can help with steps to take to help you determine if a person should stop driving: Learn more aboutContinue reading “Driving Safety and People with Alzheimer’s Disease”

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”

Kitchen safety for persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. Make it safe for a person with Alzheimer’s with these tips: • Install childproof door latches on storage cabinets and drawers designated for breakable or dangerous items. Lock away all household cleaning products, matches, knives, scissors, blades, small appliances, and anything valuable. • Install safetyContinue reading “Kitchen safety for persons with Alzheimer’s disease”