Symptoms of dementia can increase the risks of unwanted incidents and accidents. Notable examples include wandering, sundowning, increasing confusion, and memory loss. These symptoms can increase the risk of falls, accidental poisonings, foodborne illnesses, and other injuries at home. Here are a few things families can do to improve the safety conditions for their elderly loved ones with dementia at home:
- Lock Away Potentially Dangerous Tools and Appliances
Living with dementia comes with a variety of challenges. Symptoms like confusion and loss of focus can increase the risk of injury when operating tools and appliances like blenders, power tools, stovetops, and ovens. Families can safeguard their loved ones by locking these tools and appliances. We also provide elderly care services to help keep your loved ones safe at home.
- Mark Glass Doors or Windows
Marking glass doors and windows can reduce the likelihood that your elderly loved ones accidentally bump into them. It will also help prevent them from getting lost outside. Families can mark glass doors and windows with stickers, decals, and exit/entrance signs.
- Check for Expired Food Regularly
Dementia symptoms, like confusion, can increase the risk that seniors accidentally ingest spoiled or rotten food. Families should check for expired food regularly to prevent this. They should also hide decorative/fake fruits and vegetables.
We offer homecare in Chino Hills, California, to help seniors with their daily living activities and more. Call No Place Like Home Health Care LLC at 909-970-1924 for more information.
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