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Challenges in caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's disease vary daily. Today, the difficulty may lie in the inefficiency of current methods of communication, which may lead to frustration.
The safety of the person with Alzheimer's disease is paramount throughout, and this begins with assessing whether or not their current living situation is suitable for their specific requirements. Making a short walk-through inspection of your home to search for problems is a wonderful first step.
Putting the person's name or a picture of the item next to it or directly on frequently used things will help them remember where they put it and give them more freedom. Put labels on the older person's dresser drawers, closets, and kitchen cabinets, so they know where things are kept. Do the same in the bathroom to provide clear instructions for morning preparation.
Use Colors That Contrast Yet Simplify Busy Designs
To reduce visual clutter, set the table with contrasting colors, such as a white dish. Also, remember that your elderly loved one's hallucinations and delusions might be exacerbated by vivid patterns, such as a bedspread or rug with a busy design that you could easily mistake for the movements of insects.
Be Wary of Entrances
The front and rear entryways and the garage and basement entrances should be kept securely closed to protect the elderly. However, leave all other inside doors unlocked so the older person can easily access the remainder of the home.
Put Pictures All Over the House
Having photos of friends and family and pleasant times around the house to look at and reminisce in groups of two or three may help an elderly family member feel more at ease in their surroundings and serve as a diversion from negative emotions or actions when necessary.
Have Easy Access to the Things Used Most Often
Anything the elderly family member often uses, such as the TV remote, glasses, and other kitchenware, a favorite blanket or pillow, should be kept in plain sight or labeled to prevent frustration.
Elderly home modifications may provide secure areas for those living with dementia. The first step in providing additional care for an elderly loved one is figuring out whether the home setting is safe for them to live in.
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