If you want to slow the progression of the disease, protect your loved one’s well-being, and avoid harmful antipsychotics, then you must make changes to the home environment.
Doing so will also help avoid and sometimes eliminate undesirable behaviors which are harmful to the health and well-being of everyone.
Protecting a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or another dementia involves taking steps to care for both their physical and mental well being.
The complexity of the disease should not be underestimated. Helping them stay safe, happy, and engaged at home takes special planning and implementation.
By doing so, everyone’s well being will improve, you may slow the progression of the disease, and you can delay the need for expensive assisted living.
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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Friendly Home
Typically we think of safety first, and that’s where you should start. However, in order to make a home Alzheimer’s friendly, you must address four elements of the home.
This page will help you learn how to:
- Increase safety
- Improve functionality
- Maintain a stimulating environment
- Reduce or eliminate behavioral triggers
Please watch the brief video:
How To Prepare the Home for an Older Adult
Together in This Featured Article:
Reduce Undesirable Behaviors with Improvements to the Home
Balancing Safety and Joy for a Loved One with Dementia
Modify Your Home for Alzheimer’s
Make inexpensive changes to your home that will help accommodate the unique needs of Alzheimer’s or other dementia….
Making your home Alzheimer’s friendly can help provide safety and enrichment for you and your loved one….
Video Training: Balancing Safety and Stimulation at Home
Mike Good teaches how families can find a balance between safety and enriching activities in the home.