Safety Tips When Working With A Client Who Has Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias


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Easy to implement tips for relatives and caregivers of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other Dementias.

  • Store dangerous tools, such as grills, lawn mowers, knives and firearms in a secure
  • Remove any toxic plants or decorative fruits that a client might mistakenly try to
  • Remove any medications or other substances from open areas such as the kitchen table and counters. This might include vitamins, prescription drugs, or even sugar, sugar substitutes or seasonings. Keep medications in a locked area or out of reach.
  • Check the temperature of water and food, as your client may have difficulty telling the difference. This applies to water temperature in a bath and the temperature of hot food, for example.
  • Use contrasting colours to make steps and transitions easier to see. Avoid dark rugs as they may appear to be a hole.
  • Lock any hazard areas or cover the doors or locks so that they are disguised. Suggest placing locks either high or low on doors to make them less obvious.
  • Remove locks in bathrooms or bedrooms so that client cannot get locked inside.Home Care Hamilton helps older adults and the elderly live independently and safely at home.   “Call for a free personalized Care Consultation 905-521-5500”  

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