8 Tips to Help Determine if Someone with Alzheimer’s can be Left at Home

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8 Tips to Help Determine if Someone with Alzheimer’s can be Left at Home

Here are eight tips to help you determine if someone with Alzheimer’s can be left alone. Why? Because people with Alzheimer’s disease become increasingly unable to take care of themselves. As a caregiver, you face the ongoing challenge of adapting.  To each change in the person’s behaviour and functioning.

The following 8 tips are helpful in determining; if someone with Alzheimer’s alone in the house?

Does the person with Alzheimers:

  1. Become confused or unpredictable under stress?
  2. Recognize a dangerous situation, such as fire?
  3. Know how to use the phone in the event of an emergency?
  4. Know how to get help?
  5. Stay content and feel safe alone within their home?
  6. attempt to do things that interest them, but now may require supervision, such as running appliances, wood working, or cooking
  7. Wander and becomes disoriented?
  8. Shows signs of agitation, depression, anxiety or withdraw; when left alone for a period? If yes, then how long does it take them to start showing the signs and for how long?

To read about how to make a home safe for older people click here: Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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