Caring for someone with dementia is both physically and emotionally demanding task. Additionally, home safety needs to be considered in order to reduce the risk of injury or significant damage to the property. People with dementia are not able of making rational decisions about their safety, so help that caretaker can provide is critical. Consider adjusting how you use and access electrical appliances and adjust controls for hot water. Remove any hazardous materials from the house while limiting access to the outside, but even then consider using a bedroom monitor.
- People with dementia are at high risk because they can’t take proper precautions to keep safe.
- For example, they won’t recognize dangerous chemicals, so you should remove all potential hazards.
- You should also monitor their bedroom, mark areas in the home that could be dangerous, and more.
“Hot water burns are a common injury for seniors with dementia.”