DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE HOME ENVIRONMENTAL TIPS

LIGHTING: Lighting should be soft, not bright however very well lit Night- lights throughout rooms Windows should be covered with blinds and open for natural light during days. Close window coverings at night to decrease glare. BEDROOM: Put all personal hygiene items in a locked drawer. Many hygiene items are poisonous, nail polish remover, perfumes,Continue reading “DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE HOME ENVIRONMENTAL TIPS”

Fall Prevention

FALL PREVENTION STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER: Make an investment in your independence!! Remove tripping hazards: secure (tape) or remove scatter rugs; tack down carpet if curling/puckering; use electrical tape to fasten electrical cords and phone charging cords to wall Clean up/remove all clutter (boxes/magazines/etc) from walking paths and stairs Store necessities (clothing, food,Continue reading “Fall Prevention”