Safety Tips for Those Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Bethesda Health | September 3, 2020

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s normal to have concerns about their safety. You should also consider your own safety, because sometimes the behavior of those with Alzheimer’s disease can be unpredictable. Here are some safety tips to protect yourself and your loved one.

Create a Safe Home Environment

If your loved one is living with you, you should prepare your home to make it safe for them. In addition to the conventional senior home safety tips, those living with Alzheimer’s disease will benefit from additional safety measures to keep them from wandering off or hurting themselves:

What to Do If Your Loved One Becomes Violent

Those who are living with Alzheimer’s disease can get violent or aggressive, though many don’t. If your loved one does get violent, you need to make sure that they don’t harm themselves or you:

If you find that you cannot take care of your loved one alone, don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed; you only want what is best for them. Skilled nursing can help you care for them by deciding what method of care is best for them.

Learn more about Skilled Nursing and Memory Care options at Bethesda.

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